Walnut-Crusted Salmon Fillets
As many of you may have figured out by now, I love my salmon and highly recommend it for your health. Salmon is a fantastic brain super food rich in omega-3s, low in calories, and high in protein! The following recipe is from The Heart-Brain Diet, a special report from the editors of the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. However, I have done a little editing to the original recipe, removing bread crumbs which convert to alcohol, and replacing them with coconut flakes. I hope this tastes as delicious as it sounds! Try it out and let us know what you think!
- 3 cups walnuts
- 6 tbsp coconut flakes
- 6 tbsp lemon rind finely grated
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 12 3oz salmon fillets skin on
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- Place walnuts in food processor; coarsely chop. Add coconut flakes, lemon rind, olive oil and dill; pulse until crumbly. Mixture should stick together.
- Arrange salmon fillets skin side down on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
- Brush tops with mustard.
- Spoon 1/3 cup of walnut flake mixture over each fillet; gently press the flake mixture into the surface of the fish. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
- Bake at 350 degrees 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork. Just before serving, sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
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