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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

Description

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


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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

Instructions

  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. 

Notes

  • 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,