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Pine Nut-crusted Pacific Salmon

Caroline Kopp
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pine nuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, divided
  • 6 (7-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Wilted Escarole
  • Basil Oil

How to Make It

  1. Combine pine nuts, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon nut mixture over each fillet. Coat with cooking spray.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Place half of fillets, nut side down, in skillet. Cook 3 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from skillet. Place salmon, nut side up, in a 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining fillets. Sprinkle fillets with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Bake at 400° for 11 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve over Wilted Escarole. Drizzle with Basil Oil.