Walnut-Crusted Salmon w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans & Potatoes

May 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM | Posted in carrots, greenbeans, nuts, potatoes, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut-Crusted Salmon w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans & Potatoes

 

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Been a cloudy, rainy, muggy day out today. Mom is still suffering from poison ivy, but it’s somewhat better than yesterday. Trying to decide on a type of much needed Kitchen Splashguard. We’ve always needed it but just never did anything about it, till now. Nothing expensive just one that will get the job done. For dinner tonight it’s Walnut-Crusted Salmon w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans & Potatoes.

 

 

 
I had come across the Walnut-Crusted Salmon recipe from an issue of Taste of Home Magazine a while back. Now it’s my favorite Salmon recipe! I had purchased the Salmon from Kroger, they had the Atlantic Salmon on sale so I had loaded up on it. I had it froze so I laid it in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare the Salmon I needed; salmon fillets, Dijon mustard, honey, whole wheat bread (torn into pieces), finely chopped walnuts, canola oil, and dried thyme. Then I preheated the oven to 400°. Placed the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mixed the mustard and honey and brushed it over the salmon. Placed the bread in a food processor and pulsed until coarse crumbs formed, transferred to a small bowl. Stirred in the walnuts, oil and thyme and pressed it onto the salmon. Baked 12 minutes until the topping was lightly browned and the fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. I’ve left the original recipe along with the web link at the bottom of the post. If you’re a Salmon lover you have to try this recipe! The sweetness of the Honey and sharpness of the Dijon Mustard are perfect together. I love regular Baked Salmon but with the combo of all the ingredients it just makes the Salmon pop with flavor.

 

 

 
Having the Holy Trinity of Vegetable Side Dishes tonight Carrots, Green Beans, and Potatoes! One side I prepared was a small can of Sliced Carrots. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte New Potatoes and Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

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Walnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

 

 

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

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