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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Roasted Salmon With Almond Crust

Simply the Best
This simple salmon recipe is unbelievably tasty. The almond and cumin seed crust provides a wonderful twist  to a fish that is served nearly everywhere. Trust me, this is one recipe you will want to make over and over.

Roasted Salmon With Almond Crust
Gluten Free
Serves Four

2 tbsp. whole natural almonds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
2-3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
4 (4-6 oz) salmon filets, skin on
salt & pepper

1. Preheat oven to to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.

2. Place almonds in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.

3. Add cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, parsley, thyme, and garlic powder to food processor. Pulse until ingredients are evenly combined. Transfer mixture to a small dish.

4. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Brush the tops of of salmon filet with Dijon mustard (be sure not to contaminate the entire jar).

5. Scoop the almond mixture onto the tops of  salmon filet. Use a spoon to press the topping down so it adheres.

6. Roast the fish for 8 minutes; remove from oven.

7. Preheat the broiler. Broil the salmon for about 4 minutes, or until salmon is almost cooked through.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information--Approximately 200 calories per serving

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