So I love love love Parmesan crusted steak or salmon or lamb. I make it with herb garlic Kerrygold butter and cheese and it’s heavenly. It’s also not the most nutritionally conscious meal. So when I finally realized I could use almond to create a similar taste I got hooked.
Almond makes a delicious addition to any meal and is extremely versatile. They have some great health benefits (check them out here) and are very paleo friendly. Add them to salmon, one of my favorite proteins, and it’s a match made in heaven!
This is an easy recipe that takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook.
- 1lb skinless salmon fillet (wild preferred)
- 1/2 chopped almond/almond meal
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (organic preferred)
- 1/2 cup liquid aminos (soy sauce if not paleo)
- 2 tbsp minced garlic (the one in a jar is fine. you can use only 1tbsp unless you’re a garlic freak like me)
- salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- If you have almond meal, use this because it works. If you don’t grab some sliced Almonds (I prefer Fisher Nuts) and put them in the food processor for 30 seconds or so, until they are chopped fine, similar to almond meal.
- Cut salmon into even portions to your liking (2-4 pieces)
- Use a glass baking dish/square baking pan/something with sides and spray with coconut oil (or butter or whatever you have to make it not stick), even just line parchment paper)
- Place fillets in dish
- Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- Rub a little maple syrup on the tops of the fillets
- Sprinkle almonds evenly on top of each portion
- Mix maple syrup, liquid aminos, and the minced garlic together
- Pour evenly over fillets, letting extra go in the pan
- Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
- Take out and enjoy with a nice Angry Orchard or glass of wine
I’ve made this over cauliflower rice, with crispy avocado and a salad (as pictured) or with sweet potaoe fries. It is one of my favorite meals and you can use the mixture and crust over lambchops and chicken.