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easy almond flour crusted salmon on plate with salad greens and lemon

Almond Flour Crusted Salmon

  • Author: Beth of A Meal In Mind
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish dinner, main dish
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This almond-flour crusted salmon (or steelhead) is a versatile and flavorful alternative to a wheat-flour-based coating on fish. Under ten ingredients!



  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried herb of choice – oregano, thyme, etc. 
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 44 ounce salmon or steelhead fillets (see note about skin)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a shallow bowl mix the almond flour, garlic powder, dried herbs, paprika, sea salt, and pepper.   
  3. Press salmon fillets into the seasoned almond flour mixture. Sprinkle a little more onto both sides of fillets. 
  4. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 1 tablespoonful of oil and sear one side of salmon for 3-5 minutes or until almond flour just starts to brown.  Flip fillets gently and sear for 3-5 more minutes. 
  5. Place the skillet into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the salmon flakes and the almond flour is browned and slightly crispy on both sides. 


  • Baking time will depend on how thick the fillets are and how done the fish already is when you place it in the oven! 
  • If using steelhead, sear the fillets skin-side down for about 3 minutes and allow to cool slightly. Use a thin spatula to lift the fillets off the skin. Reserve the skin or discard depending on the preferences of your diners, and return to the recipe.

Keywords: easy fish dinner, almond flour, salmon or steelhead, seared fish, baked fish, low-carb, easy main dish,