Walnut-Crusted Salmon with Walnut-Buttermilk Sauce

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

Coated with walnuts and baked in the oven, these salmon fillets are dressed with a creamy buttermilk and feta sauce.

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California Walnut Board

Ingredients

Walnut/Buttermilk/Feta Cheese Sauce:
1 cup California walnuts
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Feta cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Walnut Crusted Salmon:
1/3 cup California walnuts
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1 -- whole egg, beaten
4 -- (6-ounce) portions of salmon fillets with skin on one side
3 cups fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

 

  1. Walnut Buttermilk/Feta Cheese Sauce:Place walnuts in a bowl and pour the buttermilk over them.  Cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours, best overnight.
  2. In a food processor or blender, puree the walnuts, buttermilk, Feta cheese, heavy cream and pepper until smooth.
  3. Walnut Crusted Salmon: Preheat oven to 400F.
  4. Stem, wash and drain spinach.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Rinse and dry fish.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. For coating mixture, finely chop walnuts with bread crumbs in a food processor.  Place on a dinner plate.
  7. Dip the flesh side of the salmon in the beaten egg, then in the walnut crumb mixture.  Place on a baking pan, skin side down.  Bake in preheated 400F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through. 
  8. While fish is cooking, wilt spinach in a non-stick sauté pan; water that clings to leaves from washing will be sufficient to keep it from burning.  This will take 1 minute or less.

Recipe by Janet Ryan.

 

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