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Simple Salmon with Almonds for Two

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Simple Salmon with Almonds for Two is quick to prepare for a weeknight but fancy enough for company. It’s easy to double or 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.


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

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 four ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) for this salmon recipe: Salmon (try it with other fish filets, too), oil and butter, and sliced almonds.

almond-covered salmon in a skillet

Our favorite way to eat this Almond-Crusted Salmon 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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Yield: 2 servings

Almond Salmon for Two

Almond Salmon

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter. When hot, add almonds. Watch carefully and stir frequently until 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.


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

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Nutrition Information:



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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