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Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon

Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon is a great option for a fresh and light dinner. High in protein, low in carbs and heart healthy – ready in just under 30 minutes! This recipe was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts.

Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon is a great option for a fresh and light dinner. High in protein, low in carbs and heart healthy - ready in just under 30 minutes!

Since the new year began, I have been really making an effort to cook more healthy meals at home to avoid eating out. Sometimes that is easier said than done. With trying to cook more at home, I am also trying to add some variety to our meals – as much as we love them, we have been getting a little bored of our go-to dinners.

I don’t cook salmon very often and when I do I always wonder why not. This Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon was pretty effortless and the entire meal was ready in just under 30 minutes. It’s a light, high in protein, low in carb meal and with all the omega-3s in the salmon and walnuts, it’s heart healthy too. It’s pretty much a winner all around in my book.

Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon is a great option for a fresh and light dinner. High in protein, low in carbs and heart healthy - ready in just under 30 minutes!

The topping is so flavorful and only has a few key ingredients – walnuts, fresh squeezed orange juice, honey and a little oil. That’s it!

This delicious nut topping can easily be made with pecans as well. This is my 5th year working with Fisher Nuts and I am always including their nuts in my recipes. I love the fresh flavor of Fisher Nuts and their resealable bags are super convenient for storage – I keep mine in my fridge and add them to salads and yogurt daily. I typically see them in the baking aisle in my local grocery store, but if you are having trouble finding them they are now available for purchase on Amazon.

Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon is a great option for a fresh and light dinner. High in protein, low in carbs and heart healthy - ready in just under 30 minutes!

Here are a few cooking tips while preparing this Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon:

  • Use the measuring spoon for the oil first, then honey. The honey easily pours out of the spoon without sticking when you do it this way.
  • Bake the salmon on the middle rack to avoid burning the walnuts in the topping. Keep an eye on the nuts during those last few minutes!
  • Let the salmon rest in the baking dish for just a couple minutes before serving to allow the liquid from the topping to thicken up a bit – spoon it over each piece of salmon for extra flavor.

I’ve already made this twice and my family loved it – you can’t beat easy salmon recipes like this. It’s officially part of the dinner rotation!

Print Recipe

Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon filets (about 1 - 1 1/4 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or other light oil)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup chopped Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces (or Fisher Chopped Walnuts)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree oven. Place salmon filets in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Pat each piece of salmon with a paper towel to remove excess water. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix oil, honey, orange juice, zest and chopped walnuts until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon evenly over each piece of salmon.
  3. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes until salmon is cooked through (flakes with a fork).

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine.

Trying to add more heart-healthy, easy salmon recipes to your meals? Check out these:

Blackened Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Old Bay Salmon Cakes

Simple Salmon Salad

Lemon Dill Salmon with Cucumber Herb Sauce | Reluctant Entertainer

Honey Garlic Salmon | iFoodReal

Caribbean Jerk Salmon Bowl with Mango Salsa| Pinch Of Yum

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3 Responses to “Orange Walnut Crusted Salmon”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted January 24, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve been on a SERIOUS salmon kick lately! Adding those healthy walnuts is such a great crunch!

  2. Lisa posted January 25, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I love the citrus and nut combination on this salmon! Such a great flavor combination. Making it tonight!

  3. Jacob Adler posted September 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Looks tasty AND healthy. My favorite combination. I have to cook this for my girlfriend — she loves salmon and nuts. thanks for another great recipe Aggie!!!

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