Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon


People have been making meals for others since, forever.  So, it seems as though dinner should be an easy concept for us all to grasp.  Yet, it is not.  Sometimes you just completely lack the skill of cooking, don’t worry that is the easy one to get over.  It just takes not giving up.  All of us have failed miserably in the kitchen.  You just need to brush off the failure and try and try again.

Sometimes you simply did not plan in advance and life got real busy and real stressed real quick.  That’s a harder one to overcome.  For this I try to always keep staple items in my kitchen so that I can create a quick meal with very little effort.  These items usually include but are not limited to eggs, pasta, and chicken sausages.  Nothing spectacular just food.  Oh, and of course there are always restaurants.  Thank you Lord for restaurants!

Then sometimes you find yourself in a food rut…We’ve all been there.  You’ve made the same three meals for the last three weeks, and your brain hurts, and you can not even wrap your mind around anything creative to make for the family and everything sounds horrible.  Am I speaking anyone’s language or only my own?  Well, for that I have created this meal.  It is very few ingredients, yet packed so full of flavor it is sure to spark your creative juices in your taste buds and your brain once again.

Serves 5

  • Whole salmon fillet
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 of a shallot
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 3 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking pan with foil.
  2. Place walnuts, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, maple syrup, shallots, mustard, oil, salt and pepper in a blender, or food processor.  I use a Vitamix as my personal preference for blending, and I love it completely!
  3. Blend for only a few moments, just enough to blend everything, but not too much so you still have texture.
  4. Spread mixture all over the top of the salmon.canon-camera-dec16-044
  5. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.  Until cooked through, and browned on the top.canon-camera-dec16-047

Enjoy, and let the flavors spark new ideas for the future.canon-camera-dec16-053canon-camera-dec16-052

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