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Walnut crusted salmon recipe

Dawn Viola is a research and development chef and food writer. She serves on the board of directors for Slow Food Orlando, and works with local and national companies as a healthy recipe consultant with a focus on organic, local and sus...

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Walnut crusted salmon with lemon roasted broccoli recipe

Serves 4

For the salmon:

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1 pound salmon fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the broccoli:

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  1. For the salmon, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine panko and walnuts; set aside.
  2. Place salmon fillets in a large baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle panko mixture on the top of the fillets, pressing to coat. Place in oven and bake 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, for the broccoli, line a baking sheet with foil. Place broccoli on baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Place in oven and bake eight minutes or until tender. Serve with salmon.

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