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Crusted Salmon with Sesame and Almonds

Crusted Salmon with Sesame and Almonds

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Crusted Salmon is a dish that typically consists of a salmon fillet that is coated in a mixture of sesame seeds, almonds, and other seasonings, and then cooked.

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The coating may also contain breadcrumbs, flour or other ingredients.

This dish is usually baked, grilled or pan-fried. It is typically served as a main course and is a healthy, flavorful and easy-to-prepare meal.

I have said it many time that diet food should not be bland and monotonous.  My family were licking their fingers when they ate this dish and characterized it as “gourmet”.

There will be many temptations during the holidays so why not cook something healthy but delicious that only you will know that this is diet food.

The preparation and cooking is done in no time.

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I hope that you like salmon because it’s my favourite fish and as I have been eating it often, now that I am on a diet, each time making it different and with a different side dish, so I have a few more recipes to share.

A vegetable I am now  in love with is roasted pumpkin or butternut squash.  I have put this in my diet so you will be seeing some more new recipes soon.

I have accompanied my crusted salmon with a Pumpkin Mash with Potato.

Crusted Salmon with Pumpkin Puree image

Ingredients needed to make the Crusted  Salmon

  • Salmon fillet
  • Extra virgin olive oil

For the crust:

  • Roasted sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Dried breadcrumbs
  • My Spice mixture

Directions:

  1. Wash, dry and cut the salmon into servings.
  2. In a spice grinder add the almonds and rusks and powder. 
  3. Mix the spices with the crushed nuts and bread crumbs to combine. 
  4. Coat the salmon on both sides.
  5. In a sautéing pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the salmon, skin facing down for about 5 minutes until browned.
  6. Turn on the other side as well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Transfer to a preheated oven to 180o C / 350o F and cook for 5 more minutes.
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Crusted Salmon with Sesame and Almonds

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Crusted Salmon is a dish that typically consists of a salmon fillet that is coated in a mixture of sesame seeds, almonds, and other seasonings, and then cooked.

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet (about 500 grams)

For the crust:

  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 2 rusks or 3 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp spice mixture

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and cut the salmon into servings.
  2. In a spice grinder add the almonds and rusks and powder. 
  3. Mix the spices with the crushed nuts and bread crumbs to combine. 
  4. Coat the salmon on both sides.
  5. In a sautéing pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the salmon, skin facing down for about 5
    minutes until browned.
  6. Turn on the other side as well and cook for a couple of minutes. 
  7. Transfer to a baking dish and bake the salmon in a preheated oven to 180o C / 350o F for 5 more minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 274Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 53mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 21g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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Mary

Monday 9th of July 2012

Hi Ivy, I wanted to see your salmon recipe, but I have to say the potatoes with butternut squash look tempting, too. Halloumi is a great addition to it. I've only recently started seeing halloumi in the store here since it's started to become a more popular ingredient in the US. I've never thought of cooking salmon with a coating, I usually think of that for a mild fish that needs more flavor. But your coating looks good with the almonds and sesame seeds.

Ivy

Monday 9th of July 2012

Mary hope you enjoy it. I love crusted salmon.

Caffettiera

Saturday 17th of December 2011

Pumpkin and butternut squash are mybest friends too when I want to keep calories down. They are so sweet tasty and creamy that I cannot believe they are not calorie packed! I love the crust - yummy and satisfying while very very healthy.

mjskit

Friday 16th of December 2011

That piece of salmon looks delicious! Crunchy outside, soft and tasty inside. So different from most salmon recipes I've seen. Will have to give it a try. Great recipe! Perfect pairing with the puree!

Erica

Friday 16th of December 2011

Salmon is my favorite fish!Delicious recipes,Ivy.....Happy holidays!

Cara

Friday 16th of December 2011

What a lovely healthy dinner! I'm the same way, I truly believe that healthy food can and should taste wonderful :)

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