Everyone knows how amazing salmon is for you: lots of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D… so whenever I can, I try to make some. Salmon with butter and lemon is delicious and quick, but all that butter seems to outweigh the health benefits of the fish (at least in my mind). I’ve tried to alternate that with this Almond Chive Salmon.
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
4 tablespoons panko (breadcrumbs)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound salmon fillet
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 lemon wedges
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine the almonds, chives, parsley, and lemon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor (I use my Magic Bullet). Pulse until finely chopped.
Add the panko to this mixture, stir to combine.
Sprinkle the salmon with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle the panko mixture over the salmon evenly, pressing to make it stick. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
|I put A LOT on mine; use as much/little as you’d like|
Bake for 15 minutes or until is flakes easily. Serve with lemon wedges.
This is one of my go-to recipes: beautiful, quick, flavorful. It’s also a great introduction to fish:.The almonds and spices make it a bit less “fishy” to those who aren’t fans of seafood.