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Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

“Whenever I can get salmon for a good price, I always turn to this simple and delicious recipe. It’s good served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, too.” —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
  • 2. Bake 12-15 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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