Imagine a dish that combines the delicate flavors of salmon, the satisfying crunch of almonds, and the rich allure of Parmesan cheese. Almond Crusted Salmon recipe with Parmesan is an exquisite fusion of taste and texture that’s sure to leave your taste buds dancing. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a culinary adventure as we explore the history and preparation of this delicuous recipe.
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Ingredients Required For Almond Crusted Salmon Recipe
- 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Lemon wedges (for serving)
Be sure your salmon fillets are fresh and have the skin removed. The almond meal can be easily made by grinding whole almonds in a food processor. You can also substitute almond flour.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the almond meal, panko, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with a fork.
- Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Place them evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet.
- Divide the almond crust mixture evenly over the top of each salmon fillet, pressing gently to adhere.
- Bake salmon for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
- Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve salmon warm with lemon wedges. Enjoy!
- Use pecorino romano instead of Parmesan for a sharper flavor.
- Add lemon zest to the crust mixture for a citrusy kick.
- Use crushed almonds or a mixture of chopped almonds and panko.
- Mix in fresh herbs like dill or chives into the crust.
- Top the salmon with breadcrumbs instead of almond meal/flour for a simpler crust.
Tips and Tricks
- Let the salmon rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to be redistributed.
- Be careful not to overbake the salmon. It should still be moist and flaky in the center when done.
- Use a nonstick baking sheet or line with parchment paper for easy removal.
- Resist the urge to press down on the fillets as they bake. This can make the salmon dry.
- Pair this baked salmon with rice or quinoa and roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
The almond crusted salmon recipe is delicious on its own but can also be served with:
- Rice pilaf or risotto
- Roasted asparagus or green beans
- Fresh garden salad
- Couscous or quinoa
- Crusty bread or dinner rolls
- Calories: 330
- Total Fat: 24 g
- Saturated Fat: 3 g
- Sodium: 125 mg
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Protein: 27 g
Salmon is loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of lean protein. The almond crust provides fiber, vitamin E, and magnesium.
Storage and Leftovers
Leftover salmon will be kept refrigerated for 3-4 days. The crust may lose some of its crunch, but the salmon will still taste fantastic. Reheat gently in a 375°F oven or skillet to avoid overcooking the fish.
Undercooked salmon – If the fish still looks translucent or raw, simply return to oven for a few more minutes until opaque and cooked through.
Dry salmon – Avoid pressing on the fillets while cooking and don’t overbake. Let rest before serving.
Flimsy crust – Make sure to evenly coat the tops of the fillets and gently press to adhere the crust.
Burned crust – If crust browns too quickly, tent with foil and reduce oven temp slightly.
Can I use breadcrumbs instead of panko?
Yes, plain dry breadcrumbs can be substituted for the panko.
What if I don’t have almond flour?
You can substitute an equal amount of bread crumbs or even crushed crackers instead.
Do I need to flip the salmon?
No, salmon can bake beautifully on just one side. The crust provides plenty of flavor!
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