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Walnut Crusted Wild Salmon Kissed W/ Cinnamon

Walnut Crusted Salmon

Walnut Crusted Salmon – Clean & Delicious®

With the exception of salt, pepper, and olive oil this super-simple, crazy-flavorful meal calls for only three measly ingredients (all of which are mentioned in the recipe title)!

Yup, this one’s simple enough for a quick weeknight meal and delicious and impressive enough to serve at your next dinner party.

And nobody needs to know that along with all of the deliciousness they will be experiencing that they’ll also be getting a double dose of healthy essential omega-3 fats (the ones that we want to be adding to our daily diets!).

This was a recipe that I saw in Clean Eating Magazine (one of my fave’s) and just couldn’t pass up it’s simplistic style.

I loved the idea of adding a bit of cinnamon into the ground walnuts… it lends a subtle yet sweet and spicy flavor note that is very unexpected.  I would love to experiment with different spices as well.  I think curry powder, smoked paprika, and garam masala would all be worth a go.

I served this salmon on top of the Fennel, Parsley, and Radicchio Salad that I posted last week which made for a light yet rib sticking meal (the fat and protein from the nuts and the fish really give this meal some staying power).

This might be a great last minute meal for those of you who still don’t know what’s for dinner tonite!

Walnut Crusted Wild Salmon Kissed W/ Cinnamon

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Wild Salmon
  • 1/4-cup walnuts,
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cut Salmon into 4- 4 oz portions.

Pulse walnuts and cinnamon in a food processor until you have a nice fine crumb.

Season the flesh of the salmon with salt and pepper and then pat a heaping tbsp of the walnut mixture on top of each filet to create a nice light coating.

Heat a large non-stick sauté pan over a medium high heat and brush with olive oil to coat the pan.

Place salmon, walnut side down, in the hot pan and sauté for 3 minutes.  Flip over and finish for another 2 minutes or until your salmon is just cooked through.  The time could vary a bit depending on the thickness of the filet.

Serve with your favorite salad.  Enjoy!

Serves 4.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per 1/4th of recipe: Calories: 210; Total Fat: 12.3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 130mg; Carbohydrate: 1.2g; Dietary Fiber: 0.6; Sugars: 0.2g; Protein: 25.4g

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