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Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

You can’t beat this delicious Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon dish for good nutrition, since both salmon and walnuts are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This is a simple salmon recipe that will wow your family and impress your friends.

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Tasty, yes, but salmon is also one of the most nutritious types of fish. Known as a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, salmon has been the stuff of innumerable recipes, especially for those who are health-conscious. Whether served raw, baked, seared, or fried, salmon is an aromatic, melt-in-your-mouth experience due to how rich in oils it is, and this walnut-rosemary crusted salmon recipe is no exception!

Because of its distinct taste and soft texture, salmon can be easily paired with practically anything you can find in your kitchen. If you’re hankering for a swift and savory salmon dish, our walnut-rosemary crusted salmon will have you digging into a host of flavors and textures that can make even the most mundane mealtimes extra special. If you’re new to salmon and want a more mild-flavored fish, look for white meat salmon, because the lighter or whiter the color, the milder it will taste.

Much like salmon, walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, making these two ingredients the perfect companions for each other. At the same time, the crunchy texture of walnuts combined with panko breadcrumbs serves as a delightful contrast against the salmon’s distinct smoothness.

Rosemary, of course, brings out all the zest of the lemon, crushed red pepper, and Dijon mustard while simultaneously tempering the sweetness of honey. Aside from emitting an exquisite fragrance, rosemary is also a feast for the eyes as it gives that extra punch of color to the orange and brown undertones from the salmon and walnuts. Rosemary can also nicely complement garnishes like parsley and lemon wedges.

All that said, though it may sound a little fancy, this walnut-rosemary crusted salmon recipe is fairly easy to make. In fact, it won’t even take half an hour for you to prepare this dish. This can come in handy when you’ve got family and friends dropping by for a surprise visit!

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Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

You can’t beat this delicious Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon dish for good nutrition, since both salmon and walnuts are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This is a simple salmon recipe that will wow your family and impress your friends.

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Entrées

Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (1-pound) skinless salmon fillet, fresh or frozen
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine mustard, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary, honey, salt, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Combine panko, walnuts, and oil in another small bowl.
  4. Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the mustard mixture over the fish and sprinkle with the panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
  5. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, depending on thickness.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges as garnish, if desired.

Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy and so elegant for a dinner party—please tell us how it turned out for you.

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