You have got to try our almond crusted salmon recipe! A healthy sheet pan meal moist on the inside with a crispy nut coating on the outside. A delicious dinner that is family friendly and easy to bake. You know how long to cook salmon at 350 and why this temperature is best for fish, now here’s our latest creation.
Next to our Baked Salmon With Dry Rub this almond crusted seafood has really been a family favorite. Add a bit of seasonings as well but the crushed nuts really add a fun texture to every bite. Use almonds or crushed pecans and YUM. (affiliate links present)
Salmon Almond Crusted
You don’t have to keep it a whole filet either. If you wanted to cut into small bite size pieces you will get even more crunch in every bite. When added into our Salmon Sushi Cups it brings yet another flavor that your family and/or guests will love!! Take a peek at the ingredients you will need below.
Now depending on what you are making and how much time you have you could Bake Salmon at 400 instead. I do recommend low and slow when it comes to fish in order to keep it as moist as possible though. If you love more crisp on the outer edges though, go for it and just decrease the timing to closer to 10 min whole.
Pecan Crusted Salmon
We have A LOT of Salmon Dinner Recipes on our site. Even my kids will admit it is their favorite thing to eat. If it weren’t so expensive I would cook it every single week. When I take a trip to Costco I usually buy one of their huge pieces, cut it into thirds and freeze 2 out of 3 of them.
Because of this I have experimented a lot on how to cook it right out of the freezer, yes that is totally possible. Most of my family members don’t even realize whether it was fresh or hard to begin with when they are eating it. If you want to try that out yourself this is How to Cook Frozen Salmon perfectly.
- 1-1.5 lb salmon
- 1/2 c almonds crushed, or you could use pecans chopped fine
- buy them crushed or pulse in a food processor for a minute
- 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
- 1/3 tsp salt and granulated garlic, ground black pepper is optional
- 1/3 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp dill and grated parmesan
- A baking sheet or dish large enough for it to lay flat
Some love this Mustard Salmon Sauce on top when done. My girls love it as is with just a pinch of salt and pepper but typically I will add a sauce of some kind to everything I eat (drives my husband crazy). He will just use freshly ground pepper and lemon wedges.
Air Fryer Almond Crusted Salmon
You would basically follow our directions for Air Fryer Almond Crusted Chicken for this method. Depending on the thickness and size you will want to check often so it doesn’t dry out since this meat is more delicate. If kept as a whole fillet it should be similar timing.
Another fun way to make it though and you will get more of a crust on the outside is to make Salmon Bites!! Just cut into large bite size pieces and roll in the nuts so each piece is coated all the way around. This way you get more on each piece and each one it about 2 bites total. A finger food if you want it to be and fun for kids.
I would not recommend making it this way for Crockpot Salmon. Reason I say this is the outside will get mushy and the whole point is to create a bit of a crunch. You need an oven or hot air countertop appliance to get that done. Without it this is a great way to get tender filets for sure though.
Almond Crusted Fish
Ok so the timing below is for the whole piece, and you could use a white fish fillet the same way. If you want a fast meal you can coat and then make Salmon Kabobs with vegetables on the stick too!! Those only take 10-13 minutes depending on the thickness of the pieces on a sheet pan. Another one that is SO good!!
Now if you want to bake a side dish in there at the same time I would recommend sliding our carrot casserole on a lower rack 10 minutes before adding this one so everything is done at the same time. Another great duo.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Mix crushed almonds or pecans, dill, and 1 tbsp olive oil in a small bowl. Grease the baking dish with the remaining olive oil.
- Lay out the salmon fillet. Salt it and sprinkle it with paprika and granulated garlic.
- Top with a mixture of pecans, oil and dill.
- Baked in the oven for 12-18 minutes, timing depends on how done you’d like your fish to be.
- Serve lightly golden brown baked salmon right away with fresh lemon juice squeezed on top and/or a bit of dijon mustard for dipping.
- It is important not to over bake it in the oven, as this will make it dry.
- Our ideal cooking time to keep the very middle quite pink while the thinner ends more done is 12 minutes resting for 5 minutes.
Baked Salmon Almond Crusted
Now if I do have leftovers occasionally I will use it to make some Old Fashioned Salmon Patties for dinner the next night. Since it is precooked it doesn’t take long to heat this new creation and it is full of flavor, and spicy if you want it to be.
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Almond Crusted Salmon
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix crushed almonds or pecans, dill, and 1 tbsp olive oil in a bowl. Grease the baking dish with the remaining olive oil. Lay out the salmon fillet. Salt it and sprinkle it with paprika and granulated garlic.
- Top with a mixture of pecans, oil and dill. Bake in the oven for 12-18 minutes (depending on how done you'd like your fish to be).
- Serve baked salmon right away. It is important not to over bake it in the oven, as this will make it dry. Our ideal cooking time to keep the very middle quite pink while the thinner ends more done is 12 minutes resting for 5 minutes.