Almond-Crusted Salmon

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Scrivener1

I found this in the October 2007 edition of Cooking Light. The description says, "Rich salmon, coated in almond meal, acquires a toasted flavor reminiscent of browned butter. Serve with broccoli rabe, orzo pasta, and pinot noir." It is true about the browned butter taste.

Top Review by Vanity Scare

I followed the directions & put it in the oven for 15 minutes at the recommended temp but at 10 minutes in the tops were already burned. Thankfully I had enough almond coating sprinkled on top that I could brush off the burned almonds and it was good. I think next time it'll be great and deserve 5 stars if I cover it or don't bake for as long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 500 deg.
  2. Combine almond meal (See note below), panko, coriander, and cumin. Set aside.
  3. Brush tops and sides of fish with juice; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge top and sides of fish in almond mixture. (I patted it on).
  5. Place skin side down on broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  6. Sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture evenly over fish.
  7. Bake at 500 deg. for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges.
  9. Note: You can make nut meal with a food processor. For a yield of 1 cup nut meal, place 3 oz. nuts (2/3 cup almonds or hazlenuts or 3/4 cup pecan or walnut halves) in a food processor and process in short pulses until finely ground. Do not ovedo it or you'll end up with nut butter.

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