Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon is a savory salmon dish that is coated in a sweet maple syrup, delicious Dijon mustard coated with a thick walnut crust all baked to perfection. Baked in under 30 minutes!
Salmon is one of my favorite quick and easy dishes! If you love Salmon try this Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon (15 minutes!), Awesome Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa or Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon.
Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon
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This Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon is to die for!
You will love all the blends of flavoring and that soft subtle crunch you will get from the baked walnut crust.
Impress your family and friends with this walnut crusted maple salmon.
It is simple to make with easy ingredients and a delicious recipe that comes together quickly!
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You can’t go wrong using their nut products.
Adding this walnut curst to this maple salmon base I knew I was going to have one AMAZING dish that everyone will love.
My family could not get enough of this Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon recipe.
This is a light and tasty salmon dish that is more than filling and leaves you wanting more.
All about Walnuts
Walnuts are a flavorful nut that tastes so good in several different dishes, desserts and salads.
Did you know that walnuts are the oldest known tree food? Or that they’re the most common nut used in American home-cooked recipes and restaurant dishes.
These are popular in a lot of my dishes as well. I love to add walnuts whenever I can.
Since walnuts were never commercially produced in England, people believe the name “English walnuts” originated from this historical trading.
In the late 1700s, some Franciscan fathers from Mexico and Spain brought walnut trees to California, which now produces 70% of the world’s walnuts.
Nuts are more than a delicious source of protein, good fats, and important vitamins and minerals, making them a great go-to snack or recipe addition.
Learn more about what each unique and tasty nut can bring to your table!
These are a great source of nutrients and taste good when adding them to any dish.
- An excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid or ALA (a plant based omega-3 fatty acid). Contains 880mg of ALA per one-ounce serving, which is 55% of the 1.6g Daily Value for ALA.
- An ounce of walnuts is an excellent source of copper and manganese, and a good source of magnesium
- Walnut fat contains mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
What you need to make walnut crusted maple salmon
This simple Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon recipe is perfect for a quick meal as a family or an easy lunch dish with your friends.
It is so simple to make and only has a handful of ingredients.
These ingredients are on hand and in your pantry fingertips away from making this delicious Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon recipe.
These flavors all blend together making a savory and sweet dinner dish that is AMAZING and delicious!
Salmon is one of my favorites and always has a light and tasty feel for me.
Adding maple syrup to this salmon make the salmon sugar and sweet.
A savory dijon mustard knows just how to blend well with the maple syrup making the walnuts stick perfectly in their place.
This tried and true recipe is sure to please and impress any guest around your dinner table.
- Salmon: this is a 2 pound salmon. Thick and long piece of salmon.
- Salt and pepper: for seasoning.
- Maple syrup: added sweetness and
- Dijon mustard: a subtle mustard with loads of flavor.
- Fisher Nuts Walnuts: crunchy, thick texture that bakes up nicely.
How to make walnut crusted maple salmon
This Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon recipe is simple to make and one of my favorite meals.
It comes together so quickly and bakes in less than 20 minutes.
My family loves how tasty this salmon is and with the added walnuts it gives it the perfect touch.
You can’t go wrong with simple ingredients for such a delicious salmon recipe.
I like to start out with a fresh salmon from our local grocery store.
Maple syrup and dijon mustard is a MUST in our house.
There are so many great recipes that contribute to these ingredients especially when mixed together.
Next, the walnut crusted shell on the salmon is ideally the BEST part of the whole salmon.
This salmon recipe will not be complete without it.
As your salmon is baking, it is becoming light and juicy incased I the walnut crust that holds its form and adds a crunchy texture.
This combination is a match made in heaven!
SO much flavor and SO much goodness in this Walnut crusted Maple Salmon dish!
- Perpare baking sheet: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay the salmon skin side down and salt and pepper.
- Whisk together: In a small bowl whisk maple syrup and dijon. Spread evenly on top of the salmon.
- Add walnuts and bake: Press the walnuts onto the top of the salmon. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is lightly browned and flakes easily.
How do you know when salmon is done cooking?
Salmon is one of the easiest meats to cook.
It comes together quickly and easily with this walnut crusted maple salmon recipe.
Once you start to notice there is little juice around the salmon, that entails that the salmon is being cooked through.
Cook the salmon further only to get the degree of doneness that you desire.
Using a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature can help during this process when cooking this walnut crusted maple salmon recipe.
When flakes separate easily but the salmon is translucent, its rare but edible. My favorite part!
Try not to overcook your salmon as it can become dry and tough to enjoy.
Keep in mind a thicker piece of salmon will take longer to bake compared to a thinner piece of salmon.
The FDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit to be enjoyed.
A 2 to 3 pound salmon filet will cook at:
- 425 degrees Fahrenheit 7 to 10 minutes
- 400 degrees Fahrenheit 12 to 15 minutes
- 375 degrees Fahrenheit 16 to 20 minutes
- 350 degrees Fahrenheit 21 to 24 minutes
What are the best sides that pair well with salmon?
Greens always seems to brighten up a plate of salmon.
I love a mixture of vegetable on my plate next to meat.
These vegetable, side salad, rice or even a side of bread complete this Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon.
Any of these side dishes will pairs well and adds so much more to this meal making it complete.
For a lighter side, this Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon has all the nutrients and tastiness you need.
Enjoying it as is, words just as great!
- Asparagus: Perfectly Grilled Parmesan Asparagus
- Rice: Cheesy Zucchini Rice
- Green Beans: Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon
- Brussel Sprouts: Maple Roasted Brussels sprouts and Butternut Squash or Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Side Salad: Summer Corn Salad
- Carrots: Glazed Carrots
- Corn: Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Tips for making walnut crusted maple salmon
These simple tips are just what you need to make the perfect walnut crusted maple salmon.
This is just what you need to make your walnut crusted maple salmon recipe.
These tips will help you simplify and make your salmon even better.
Cooking salmon in the oven is the easiest way to have a fancy dinner with minimal effort!
Your salmon will be baked to perfection in minutes and leaving you with one of the best salmon recipes ever!
Just know that it won’t last long and it is a 5 star rating salmon that will impress all of your family.
- How to know your salmon is cooked: The meat is cooked with the fat liquifies and runs out. Cook the salmon further only to get the degree of doneness that you desire. When flakes separate easily but the meat is translucent, its rare but edible.
- Bake or broil: This is a toss up. I do love baking my salmon and love having that tender juiciness. Broiling a salmon brings out its natural oiliness. Also, it creates a great glaze on the crust.
- Aluminum foil: this is a MUST to keep in all the juices and teriyaki sauce will soak in the salmon as it is baking. Plus an easier clean up for you!
- Different types of fish: I recommend using fresh salmon but this sauce will work well on other types of fish such as swordfish, halibut, cod and trout.
Storing Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon
I have a hard time storing this walnut crusted maple salmon because it is SO good and I just keep piecing it and enjoying bite after bite.
Lately, I have been making this into a meal plan and preparing it ahead of time then portioning it out throughout the week.
Walnut crusted maple salmon has become my favorite lunch time meal.
It is filled with SO much flavor and has a sweet, tender and flaky inside with a crunchy and outside with the added walnut crust.
This tried and true favorite walnut crusted maple salmon is one of my favorite salmon dishes.
I am not sure I can make a better salmon dish, even if I tried!
- Making ahead: really the only thing you need for this recipe is the sauce and the salmon. You can make the sauce ahead of time and when ready warm up to drizzle over top of your salmon before baking it.
- Refrigerating: when you have baked your salmon, let cool completely and add to an airtight container. Let rest in your refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.
- Freezing: let your salmon cool completely before storing it in the freezer. Add it to a ziplock bag and remove all the air out of it. Then, place in the freezer for 1 month. When ready to reheat, you can thaw for 24 hours in the refrigerator or cook at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes or until it is warmed up.
- Warming up: I prefer the oven to reheat my items but for meal planning the microwave is quicker and less hassle. Simply microwave for 1 to 2 minutes at a time not over heating it.
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Walnut Crusted Maple Salmon
- 2 pounds salmon
- salt and pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 cup Fisher Nuts Walnuts chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay the salmon skin side down and salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl whisk maple syrup and dijon. Spread evenly on top of the salmon.
- Press the walnuts onto the top of the salmon. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is lightly browned and flakes easily.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.