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Easy Almond Salmon for Two: Make it a Special Dinner

Easy Almond Salmon for Two is quick-to-prepare for a weeknight but fancy enough for company. Double and triple the recipe if feeding more than two.

Almond Salmon on a plate covered with toasted almonds

Recipe inspiration

Maybe you’ve been there…

I’m talking about the things we mothers do/did to stay home with our young children and still make some money.

Back when my children were young, I did the occasional grocery store demonstration for Landlock Seafood Company in Dallas. Their recipes still populate my personal cookbook. This suggests they were easy and good enough to convince people to impulse-buy their fish.

Sold!

Thanks to Landlock Seafood, this has been our favorite way to eat salmon for years. In fact, this is the second time Almond Salmon has been featured on this blog. It was time for a redo with new pictures that would do justice to this simple fish recipe.

toasting almonds in a skillet

Easy Almond Salmon for Two: the un-recipe

Do you know what I mean by the term “un-recipe?

It’s a recipe so simple that after you make it once, you probably won’t need to look at the recipe again. They are my favorite kind of recipes.

You only need one pan and three ingredients (not counting salt and pepper).

almond-covered salmon in a skillet

Our favorite way to eat Easy Almond Salmon for Two is served alongside mashed sweet potatoes and spinach. Lately, I’ve been serving this salmon with mashed broccoli from Once Upon a Chef. Yum!

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Almond Salmon

Easy Almond Salmon for Two

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Salmon filets with butter-toasted almonds on top--simple but tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (use half butter if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 salmon steaks (approx 4 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, add almonds. Watch carefully and stir frequently so that almonds become a light, toasty brown. If they burn, throw out and start over because they will be bitter. Remove to a separate dish leaving excess oil behind.
  3. Add rinsed and dried salmon steaks (seasoned with salt and pepper) to the hot oil left in pan from toasting the almonds, starting with skin side up. LIghtly brown on both sides. Remove skillet from the burner and sprinkle reserved almonds on top of salmon.
  4. Place skillet containing almond-topped salmon into preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes until cooked through.

Notes

I like to garnish with chopped parsley but that's completely optional.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 4 oz. filet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 11.9gCarbohydrates: 2.5gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 15.1g

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Gina

Thursday 5th of April 2018

I needed an idea for dinner tonight, so I tried this and we also had roasted asparagus from the garden with it. It was very tasty and Everett loved it - he kept asking for more! Next time you visit we can get you some fresh NC seafood!

Paula

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Fresh seafood sounds fabulous! I’ll hold you to it. Everett’s approval is right up there with the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. ????

BTW, we enjoyed the applesauce immensely.

Becky

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Howdy, Paula! Great minds think alike. I make salmon patties quite a bit, and I almost always serve them with sweet potatoes and spinach. Great nutrition, beautiful, colorful plate. This recipe looks fantastic, and I usually have everything to make it. Thanks for this!

Paula

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Ooooh, salmon patties. Love those, too. Do you use fresh or canned salmon in yours?

Karen Clark

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Hi Paula! This looks delicious. We love salmon, and I'm always happy when I find a new way to prepare it.

Hope all is well with you!

Paula

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Hi Karen, Always good to hear from you. Hope you like the salmon if you try it. All is well here.