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Company-Ready Crusted Salmon Recipe

Company-Ready Crusted Salmon Recipe

Dietitians suggest two servings of fish a week. Salmon is one of the highest in those omega-3 fatty acids that help to prevent heart disease. “My husband had high cholesterol so I created this heart-healthy recipe. Now I serve it to guests all the time…even fish-haters rave and ask for the recipe!” Susan Robenson - Hot Springs, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 salmon fillet (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • Hot cooked couscous, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place spinach in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with salmon. Drizzle oil over spinach.
  • 2. Combine honey and mustard. Remove 2 tablespoons mixture; brush over salmon. Place the cornflakes, almonds and pecans in a small food processor; cover and process until ground. Press onto salmon. Stir mayonnaise into remaining honey mixture; refrigerate until serving.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 18-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle with reserved sauce. Serve with couscous if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

about 3 ounces cooked salmon with 1/4 cup spinach and 1 tablespoon sauce equals 296 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.