This week we have two different recipes for you. We start with a Walnut Encrusted Salmon. Here is a list of ingredients you need for this recipe.
1. 4 Salmon filets(6 oz each), preferably wild salmon
2. 3 cloves of garlic
3. 3/4 cup of walnuts
4. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
6. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
7. Fresh lemon slices, for garnish
So you can tweak these as you feel necessary. For instance if you are watching your sodium intake then maybe you adjust the amount of salt, etc. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Mince the garllic in a food processor. Add in the walnuts and process until walnuts are a fine consistency. If you don't have a food processor you can simply use knife and curtting board. Add in cilantro until the mixture is thick and pasty. Drizzle in olive oil and process until blended. Again if you are cutting the ingredients by hand mince the ingredients and place them in a bowl to stir. Place salmon on a foil-lined baking tray. Season both side with salt and pepper. Spead the walnut mixture evenly over fish. Bake the salmon for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lemon slices.
Here are the nutritional stats for this recipe...
Calories: 456 (for 1: 114 cals)
Fat: 32 g (for 1: 8g)
Cholesterol: 94 mg (for 1 :23.5 mg)
Sodium: 658 mg (for 1 :164.5 mg)
Carbohydrate: 4 g (for 1: 1 g)
Dietary Fiber: 2 g (for 1: .5 g)
Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 37 g (for 1: 9.25 g)
So remember these stats are for 4 servings and enjoy! Let us know what you think of this recipe and feel free to give us some new ideas on recipes you would like to see.