Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 lemon wedge)

In this quick and easy recipe, rich salmon, coated in almond meal, acquires a toasted flavor reminiscent of browned butter. Serve with broccoli rabe, orzo pasta, and pinot noir. For more salmon dinners like this one, see our complete collection of salmon recipes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a shallow dish; set aside.

Step 3

Brush tops and sides of fish with juice: sprinkle with salt and pepper. Working with 1 fillet at a time, dredge top and sides in almond mixture; place skin side down on broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture evenly over fish; press gently to adhere. Bake at 500° for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

September 29, 2015
It is a nice preparation but kind of bland.  Next time I'll add more spices, maybe some onion and/or garlic powder too.

nbalter1's Review

April 15, 2014
This is easy, quick, and tasty. It's important to squirt lemon on at the end or else it's dry. I made the almond meal by putting ground almonds in a coffee grinder. Our salmon was done in about half the time (8 minutes or so).

teddynsnoopy's Review

June 16, 2013

ebeth00b's Review

February 06, 2013
Rather than using almond meal, I just ground smoked almonds in the food processor. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written with delicious results. Using the ground almonds really gave the topping a nutty flavor and excellent crunchy texture.

kjchris's Review

October 04, 2012
This is wonderful and easy! The almond meal is kind of expensive but my husband and I love this dish so much we have had it once a week. We served it with garlic quinoa and broccoli

Sssrose's Review

August 31, 2012

Beaner29's Review

June 08, 2012
I liked this recipe more so than my husband did, he's not a big fan of lemons and i thought this recipe would've been slightly bland if i didn't squeeze some lemon juice on it before eating. Reminded me a little of the fried fish my dad would cook when i was a kid, but obviously a lot healthier. I hope to make again

JennKayJohnson's Review

March 01, 2012
This is very good, incredibly tasty! I served it with broccoli topped with feta cheese & roasted red potatoes. My husband loved it! Definite keeper!

JoanOusey's Review

January 26, 2012
This is one my most favourite "company is coming" recipes. It is AWESOME!

rtomko's Review

January 03, 2009
excellent taste, very easy to make - had the dish on the table in 30 minutes.