Sweet and Spicy Walnut Crusted Salmon
Maple-y, nutty, crunchy goodness. A new twist on salmon.
- 2 (5-6 oz.) salmon fillets
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon each, smoked paprika, chipotle powder, onion powder
- 1 large clove crushed garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
- Pat fish fillets dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine the nuts, spices, crushed garlic, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and soy sauce. Stir well.
- Place salmon fillets on a plate and spoon the nut mixture over each piece as evenly as you can. Pat to hold in place. Place in the refrigerator uncovered for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
- Place fish fillets on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook the fish for about 10-12 minutes, depending on desired doneness and thickness of the fillets. Turn the oven to broil and broil 1-2 minutes until the "crust" becomes crispy. (Watch closely so the nuts don't burn!)
- Remove from oven and drizzle with a little maple syrup just before serving, if desired.
Recipe by Empty Nest Eats at https://emptynesteats.com/walnut-crusted-salmon/