Seafood Nutrition Partnership dietitian Valerie Agyeman reminds us that seafood, both fish and shellfish, is an important part of a healthy and balanced eating routine. I’m going to show you how easy it is to prepare and cook fish, using easy cooking techniques you can try at home. This Maple Walnut Salmon is one of my favorite dishes as it warms up the kitchen with a delicious sweet smell and tastes amazing. This recipe uses Bluehouse Salmon, which is packed with nutrients and omega-3s, which have heart, brain and eye health benefits. Not only that, it’s planet-friendly, delicious and extremely mild.
|1/3 cup walnuts|
|salt, to taste|
|1 tsp. cayenne pepper|
|1/2 Tbsp. paprika|
|1/3 cup maple syrup|
|4 - 6 oz. Bluehouse Salmon fillets|
|2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil|
This recipe was made in partnership with Bluehouse Salmon.
|1.||Preheat your oven to 425°F.|
|2.||Add walnuts, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika and maple syrup to a small mixing bowl and stir well until combined. You can make this ahead to combine the flavors, just store in the refrigerator for up to a day.|
|3.||Place salmon fillets on a plate and spoon the mixture over each piece of fish, distributing it as evenly as you can.|
|4.||Add olive oil to a large oven-proof pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the pieces of fish and let them cook for about 2 minutes to sear the skin. You will see the flesh tighten.|
|5.||Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and continue cooking the fish for about 5-8 minutes, depending on desired doneness and thickness of the fillets.|
|6.||Garnish with thyme and serve.|