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    This Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon is an easy & delicious meal full of flavor. The maple lemon glaze is amazing! You can keep it in mind for other dishes… it would be just as awesome with chicken, pork or even salad.

    This is the perfect meal to serve when your taste buds are craving something light & filling. It’s not only a delicious meal but it’s also loaded with omega-3s and nutrients.

    I recently received my first delivery of flash-frozen wild-caught fish from Sizzlefish. For this recipe, I used Sockeye salmon. Such a high-quality fish and it tastes amazing!

    This maple walnut crusted salmon is a perfect meal for a busy weekday/-night. It takes only 5 minutes to make this epic crunchy walnut crust with the help of a food processor and another 5 minutes to make the maple lemon glaze. Easy peasy. And then bake for 15 minutes.

    The maple lemon glaze is sweet and slightly tangy, it’s the perfect compliment to the salmon.  It’s so good, it should be a recipe all by itself. Definitely a keeper. When I made it, I used only one half of it for the fish before I baked it and the other half for later. Immediately before you serve, you can drizzle this maple lemon glaze on top of the salmon. It’s absolutely heavenly!

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    The fish for today’s recipe was sent to me by Sizzlefish. A company that prides itself with pure natural seafood. You order online and your order arrives few days later at your doorstep. I was impressed how nicely it was packaged, the fish arrived hard-frozen in a cooler with dry ice. I was very excited to try all the goodies that come in their Paleo Prime Plus sampler. The seafood selection in the package was awesome! Wonderful variety of wild caught fish and shellfish. It’s also loaded with protein and long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA), along with essential nutrients like iodine and selenium. The fish is also packaged in individual portions which makes it very easy and convenient to use.

    What you need

    4 salmon filets

    Walnut Crust

      • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
      • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
      • 2 Tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs
      • 2 cloves  garlic
      • 1 tsp paprika
      • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp salt

    Glaze

      • 4 Tbsp unsalted ghee (or butter)
      • 1/4 cup maple syrup
      • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
      • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
      • 1 clove garlic, minced
      • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 2 tsp of arrowroot powder

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 400 F. Season salmon with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    Add the walnut crust ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture is finely chopped. Dredge each salmon filet with walnut mixture.

    Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon-1 Add the glaze ingredients to a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened. Pour one half of the glaze over the walnut crusted salmon filets and reserve the other half to serve immediately before serving.Maple Walnut Crusted SalmonBake salmon at 400 F for 15 minutes.

    Enjoy!

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    Check out Sizzlefish for your seafood and I hope you give this awesome maple walnut crusted salmon recipe a try real soon.

    And as always, let me know what you think.

    Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

    How To Make Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

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    Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

    So deliciously tasty, this quick and easy Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon is bound to become a favorite. One of those recipes that you'll want to know by heart!
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 464kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 4 salmon filets

    Walnut Crust

    • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
    • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
    • 2 Tbsp gluten free breadcrumbs
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp salt

    Glaze

    • 4 Tbsp unsalted ghee, or butter
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
    • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 2 tsp arrowroot powder

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 400 F. Season salmon with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    • Add the walnut crust ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture is finely chopped. Dredge each salmon filet with walnut mixture.
    • Add the glaze ingredients to a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened. Pour one half of the glaze over the walnut crusted salmon filets and reserve the other half to serve immediately before serving.
    • Bake salmon at 400 F for 15 minutes.

    NUTRITION

    Nutrition Facts
    Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon
    Amount Per Serving (207 g)
    Calories 464 Calories from Fat 269
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 29.9g46%
    Saturated Fat 9.2g46%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 20.7g
    Cholesterol 93mg31%
    Sodium 465mg19%
    Carbohydrates 20g7%
    Fiber 1.7g7%
    Sugar 12.3g14%
    Protein 32.2g64%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Baked Salmon, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30
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    Disclaimer: Thanks to Sizzlefish for providing me with the opportunity to taste their Sockeye Salmon. All opinions are my own. 

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    Comments

    Love that you added walnuts to the crust and coconut amino to the glaze, well done!

    I can never have too many ways to prepare salmon, this sounds wonderful with that maple salmon crust!

    This looks wonderful! I’m always looking for more ways to cook salmon, it’s my favorite!

    5 stars
    This looks like my next dinner ! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Perfect. I just defrosted salmon andxwas looking for inspiration. Found it!

    this looks so good! def pinning it for later =)

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Nadia! Hope you give it a try!

    5 stars
    Salmon with a crust on is just perfect isn’t it? Adds texture and keeps it lovely and moist.

    Wow here is a recipe that is different. I love the idea of the walnuts and the maple syrup. I’ll be trying this one out.

    Perfect healthy recipe, I love salmon too!

    Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe

    5 stars
    This salmon looks delicious! I love salmon, and I can only imagine how amazing it tastes paired with walnuts too! Can’t wait to try it!

    5 stars
    Oh dear, this looks just amazing! I this glaze!!! Mhhhhhh 😀
    I’ll deffo by some salmon today!

    YUM that topping looks crunchy and delicious. I love salmon – definitely checking out Sizzlefish.

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! I can only imagine how delicious and sweet and crunchy this crusted salmon tastes! It looks amazing!

    5 stars
    What a delicious combination of flavors, and I just love that this is healthy!

    5 stars
    I am not much of a fan of Salmon, but my husband loves it. I am sure he will relish this recipe. Trying this recipe for him soon.

    5 stars
    Salmon is so good for us that we eat it at least once a week. Having a variety of recipes on preparation is great. Thank you — your recipe looks yummy.

    What a great way to make salmon more exciting. I am definitely going to try this.

    5 stars
    I love salmon and cannot wait to try your recipe. Never had it this way, but sounds really interesting. Looks yummy!

    Delicious and love the maple walnut crust glaze. So easy peasy 🙂

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