1 cup California walnuts
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup Feta cheese
2 tbsp. heavy cream
¼ tsp. pepper, to taste
Walnut/Buttermilk/Feta Cheese Sauce
Place walnuts in a bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours, best overnight.
In a food processor or blender, puree the walnuts, buttermilk, Feta cheese, heavy cream and pepper until smooth.
Walnut Crusted Salmon
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Stem, wash and drain spinach. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Rinse and dry fish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For coating mixture, finely chop walnuts with bread crumbs in a food processor. Place on a dinner plate.
Dip the flesh side of the salmon in the beaten egg, then in the walnut crumb mixture. Place on a baking pan, skin side down. Bake in preheated 400oF oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
While fish is cooking, wilt spinach in a non-stick sauté pan; water that clings to leaves from washing will be sufficient to keep it from burning. This will take 1 minute or less.