Maple Baked Salmon with Chopped Almonds

Maple and citrus blend together with salmon beautifully as a glaze, and the toasty almond crunch makes this dish a real treat. You could also use Halibut or other firm white fish.

Ingredients

4 skinless, salmon fillets (each fillet should be about 3 ounces or 85 grams)

1/2 cup almonds, chopped coarsely

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons fresh, lemon juice

2 tablespoons light, soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 425º F.

2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Place the four salmon fillets in pan leaving 1/2 inch (1 cm) between pieces.

3. Chop the almonds by hand or use a hand held blender (it only takes a few seconds with a hand held blender). Distribute the chopped almonds evenly on top of the fillets.

4. In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce and crushed garlic.

5. Use a spoon to gently baste the marinade over top of each fillet.

6. Bake salmon for about 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is just done. While the fish is baking, baste top with marinade at least once or twice. When removing fish from the pan, leave the leftover marinade behind and discard.

 

Serve the fish with brown rice and a green salad or vegetables.

Maple Baked Salmon with Chopped Almonds

Nutritional Information

Based on 4 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

260

Total Fat     

15g

Saturated Fat  

2.5g

Monounsaturated Fat

7g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5g

Cholesterol

54mg

Sodium

187mg

Carbohydrates

11g

Dietary Fiber      

1g

Protein

21g

Calcium

45mg

Magnesium

54mg

Potassium

446mg

Vitamin E

2.3mg