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Almond Flour Crusted Salmon

This almond-flour crusted salmon (or steelhead) is a versatile and flavorful alternative to a wheat-flour-based coating on fish. Under ten ingredients!
Course fish dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour, baked fish, easy fish dinner, easy main dish, low-carb, salmon or steelhead, seared fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Beth of A Meal In Mind


  • 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
  • 4 – 4 ounce salmon or steelhead fillets see note about skin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the almond flour, garlic powder, dried herbs, paprika, sea salt, and pepper.   
  • Press salmon fillets into the seasoned almond flour mixture. Sprinkle a little more onto both sides of fillets. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.