Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for maintaining heart health and preventing chronic diseases. This walnut and rosemary-crusted salmon recipe is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy this nutrient-rich fish! The combination of flavors in the crust is fantastic, and the easy preparation makes this dish a perfect weeknight meal. Plus, it's sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party! Give this recipe a try today!
- 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets with skin on
- ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped or ground in a food processor
- 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary leaves, finely chopped or ground in a food processor
- 1 tsp. Himalayan salt (or any coarse salt) xtra virgin olive oil or ghee
- 2 Tbsp. raw honey
- 1 teaspoon xtra virgin olive oil or ghee Directions:
- 3 tablespoon breadcrumbs
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp.lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. lemon zest
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Delicious & Savory
This recipe features a savory walnut and rosemary crust that gives the salmon a delicious flavor. You can bake this dish in the oven or cook it on the grill for a summer meal.
Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse salmon, remove any bones, and pat dry with paper towels.
Grind walnuts in a food processor until they become a coarse meal.
Add rosemary and salt; process until combined.
Transfer mixture to a small bowl and mix in the honey with a fork until it becomes wet and sticky
(If using ghee: melt 2 Tbsp. of ghee and stir into the crust).
Place salmon fillets on a lined baking sheet skin side down, gently pressing down on the fillets so that some of the crust mixtures stick to the skin. Use additional walnut mixture and spread on top and sides of each fillet. Drizzle with oil and place salmon in the oven until cooked through, about 15 minutes (Parchment paper should be dry, but if it's not simply leave fish on the pan for a few minutes longer).
Serve on plates with lemon wedges, roasted veggies (as shown), and sautéed greens. Enjoy!
Health benefits of eating Salmon
Salmon is a fatty fish that is known for its many health benefits. Some of the health benefits of eating salmon include lower blood pressure, improved heart health, and reduced inflammation. Salmon is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, protein, and B vitamins. If you are looking for a healthy protein source that provides plenty of health benefits, salmon may be the perfect food for you!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Cal 222
- Fat 12 G ( Sat 2 G )
- Chol 62 MG
- Carbs 4 G
- Total Sugars 1 G
- Protein 24 G
- Sodium 256 mg