Crunchy Walnut-Crusted Salmon Fillets

Crunchy Walnut-Crusted Salmon Fillets

A crunchy walnut crust rounds out the delightful flavors of lemon and dill for a simply elegant salmon meal you can whip up anytime.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups walnuts
  • 6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons lemon rind, finely grated
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 3-oz salmon fillets, skin on
  • Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Place walnuts in food processor; coarsely chop. Add bread crumbs, lemon rind, olive oil and dill; pulse until crumbly. Mixture should stick together. Season; set aside.
  2. Arrange salmon fillets skin side down on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Brush tops with mustard.
  3. Spoon 1/3 cup of walnut crumb mixture over each fillet; gently press the crumb mixture into the surface of the fish. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  4. Bake at 350°F 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork. Just before serving, sprinkle each with 1 tsp lemon juice.