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Simple Salmon with Almonds for Two

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.

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

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

    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 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.

    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.