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Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon (Paleo, Whole30, Keto) [VIDEO]

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

This paleo and Whole30-friendly Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon is ready in less than 30 minutes and you’ll love the crunchy crust packed with a ton of flavor!

Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon

I think I found a new favorite way to enjoy salmon! I’ve never had walnut crusted salmon before making this version, and I thought I would try something new in honor of Wild Alaska Salmon Day coming up on August 10th. I’m so glad I did because I’m in love with the crunchy topping in combination with the yummy salmon filet.


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Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon Recipe

This recipe super easy to make, while being healthy and delicious. It’s paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly, and the combination of spices in the walnut crust gives the Alaska salmon a ton of flavor.

Chopped walnuts are combined with fresh dill, paprika, onion power, salt and pepper, and this delicious savory combo is pressed on top of Alaska salmon filets which have been spread thinly with dijon mustard. The whole thing is then baked to golden crispy perfection, and you have a fantastic meal to serve alongside your favorite veggies and sides.

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Choosing the Best Quality Salmon

One of my top priorities when I cook anything is the quality of ingredients I’m using, and it’s no exception when it comes to salmon. The first thing I look for on the label is to always make sure that they are wild-caught over farm raised. Next, I like to choose Alaska salmon to ensure I’m eating the highest quality fish.

Why Alaska Salmon?

  • Seafood from Alaska is always sustainable and wild, and their high quality seafood is available all year round whether fresh or frozen.
  • The natural environment of Alaska produces salmon that is full of beneficial vitamins and minerals, with a high dose of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Frozen Alaska salmon also contain those healthy nutrients and are just as tasty as fresh, because they are flash frozen at the time of harvest to maintain the utmost purity and freshness.
  • Alaska salmon is harvested by fishermen who follow the most sustainable practices to ensure the highest quality and best tasting seafood.

To learn more about Alaska salmon and their awesome benefits and sustainability practices, read all about it in the Ultimate Guide to Wild Alaska Salmon.

Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon

Where to Find Alaska Salmon

I found that it was relatively easy to find wild Alaska Salmon around me. You can find them at Whole Foods and Sprouts either fresh or frozen all throughout the year. But if you have trouble locating them at your grocery store, make sure to ask for it at the seafood counter. I even like to ask servers at restaurants before ordering any kind of seafood dish.

Want more recipes and cooking techniques with Alaska seafood? Make sure to visit Wild Alaska Seafood for hundreds of ways to create a delicious meal with high quality seafood, like this Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon!

Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon


Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This paleo and Whole30-friendly Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon is ready in less than 30 minutes and you'll love the crunchy crust packed with a ton of flavor!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 375kcal
Author Jean Choi


  • 4 wild Alaska sockeye salmon filets boneless
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Lemon juice for garnish

Dill Walnut Topping

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Pat dry the salmon and lay out the filets on the parchment paper, skin side down. 
  • Brush the tops of the salmon with mustard. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the dill walnut topping and mix together. 
  • Press the topping on the salmon, using the mustard to help it stick. 
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until the fish is flaky.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving. 


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.5% | Calcium: 3.9% | Iron: 10.9%

Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichokes Hearts (Whole30, Keto, AIP)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reese Specialty Foods. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

This delicious and easy Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichoke Hearts is lightened up by using zucchini noodles and creamy, dairy free sauce!

Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichokes

The last time I had real alfredo sauce with real pasta was probably over 6 years ago at an Italian restaurant. I remember fully enjoying this delicious and creamy dish, and then feeling like I got hit with a tranquilizer gun from the high dose of carbs and a sharp stomachache from the dairy in the sauce. Yikes.

Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichokes Hearts Recipe

So, of course, I had to recreate a grain and dairy free version of the dish I enjoyed eating so much, and I’m absolutely delighted with how it turned out. (And bonus: I feel great afterwards!) This Paleo Shrimp Alfredo is low in carbs by using zucchini noodles, and the sauce tastes like the real deal without a hint of dairy by using thick and decadent coconut cream.

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Elevate Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichoke Hearts

While I tried this recipe with the addition of a variety of vegetables, my absolute favorite so far has been tender and juicy artichoke hearts. I used Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts for this recipe as part of their Step Out of Your Comfort Food campaign (#StepOutOfYourComfortFood), and I absolutely love the yummy flavor and texture it gives the dish.

Not only are their canned artichokes made with clean and simple ingredients, they’re flavorful and so versatile, great for a variety of dishes both cooked and uncooked. If you’ve never tried Reese artichokes before, I highly recommend you do. I especially appreciate it when I’m feeling too lazy to cut or cook up extra veggies to add to a dish. You just open the can, drain, and enjoy it to your liking.

Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichokes

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I hope you try out this Paleo Shrimp Alfredo, and let me know how you like it! I’ve been heating up the leftovers lightly in the microwave, or you can even reheat it low and slow on the stove if you don’t own a microwave. It still tastes amazing reheated, but make sure you don’t heat it up too much because you can overcook the shrimp!

Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichokes


Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichokes Hearts (Whole30, Keto, AIP)

This delicious and easy Paleo Shrimp Alfredo with Artichoke Hearts is lightened up by using zucchini noodles and creamy, dairy free sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Zucchini Sweating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 565kcal
Author Jean Choi


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil for AIP, divided
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 14-oz can coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper omit for AIP
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 14oz can of Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts drained and moisture squeezed out


  • Use a vegetable peeler or spiralizer to slice the zucchini into noodles.
  • Place the zucchini noodles in a colander over a bowl, and toss with 1 tsp of sea salt.
  • Let this sit for 30 minutes to sweat the zucchini. Start cooking the shrimp and the sauce while the zucchini sits.
  • Pat dry the shrimp with a paper towel and heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add shrimp in a single layer, and pan fry for 2 minutes on each side. 
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. 
  • Heat another tbsp of ghee in the same skillet.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  • Add coconut cream, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, 1 tsp sea salt, garlic powder, and ground black pepper. Stir together.
  • Once the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium low to simmer for 20 minutes until reduced. Stir occasionally so the sauce doesn't stick and burn on the bottom. 
  • Drain the zucchini and wrap in a paper towel to squeeze out the moisture.
  • Stir in Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts, zucchini noodles, and parsley, and let everything simmer for 5 more minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Turn off heat and stir in shrimp. Serve warm. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 304mg | Sodium: 2362mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7.8% | Vitamin C: 60.7% | Calcium: 23.6% | Iron: 29.6%
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Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

This gluten free and Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai gives the Thai classic dish a low carb makeover using spiralized carrots for the noodles! 

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of those dishes that I really love at Thai restaurants. There’s something about that salty and sweet combo that is just so addicting. However, being gluten free, I sometimes get nervous about ordering Pad Thai when I’m dining out since I’m never sure about the ingredients they use in the sauce and the noodles. This is why I haven’t had it in a long time at a restaurant, and it’s just not worth the stomach bloat and pains that I experience if I’m exposed to gluten.

Well, I’m not too sad about it because I’ve been making variations of it at home that’s healthier and cleaner, and I’ve been having so much fun recreating and experimenting with the flavors that I love so much. One of my favorite grain free and low carb versions is this Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai that’s packed with so much umami and yumminess and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you.

The noodles are made with spiralized carrots, and it couldn’t be easier to prepare with the Green Giant® Veggie Spirals that you can find at the freezer section of Walmart. They are the perfect, gluten free swap-in for traditional pasta, and most importantly, they are made with 100% vegetables and no other preservatives or weird ingredients.

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I especially appreciated the simple cooking instructions: You can either microwave the noodles or sauté them, and then they are ready to eat in soups, salads, or as an entree, easily substituted into any dish that use noodles. I used and followed the sauté method for this recipe and it was perfectly cooked by the end of it.

There are 4 different vegetables that are currently sold under Green Giant® Veggie Spirals: zucchini, carrots, butternut squash, and beets. While I will definitely be trying out all of them, I thought the spiralized carrots would fit best with the flavor profile of this Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai and I wasn’t wrong. This dish came out fabulous and my husband asked for seconds, so it’s definitely a winner!

If you are want to check out Green Giant® Veggie Spirals, you can learn more about where you can find them, along with other fun recipes ideas, here. Because if you are like me, you love cooking with spiralized veggies, but they can be a pain in the butt to prepare and they add to more dishes you have to do. I always appreciate finding out about these new products that make healthy cooking at home so easy and convenient!

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai


Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

This gluten free and Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai gives the Thai classic dish a low carb makeover using spiralized carrots for the noodles! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Jean Choi


  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil divided
  • 1 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp preferably wild-caught
  • 1 package of Green Giant® Veggie Spirals Carrot or about 4 cups of spiralized carrots
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 2 green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 bird's eye chili pepper, chopped finely omit if you don't like spicy


  • Whisk together the ingredients for the Pad Thai Sauce and set aside. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. 
  • Add the almonds to the skillet and toast them while stirring frequently until they are golden brown and smell fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the almonds from the skillet and chop them roughly. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, add the shrimp and onions to the pan. Stir fry for 3 minutes until the shrimp are opaque and the onions are somewhat translucent.
  • Remove the shrimp and onions from the pan and set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the same skillet. 
  • Add Green Giant® Veggie Spirals Carrot. Cover the skillet and let it cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.*
  • Push the carrot spirals aside and add the eggs and green onions and let them cook while stirring occasionally until the eggs are almost cooked through, about 1 minute.
  • Add the the shrimp and onions back in to the pan, with mung bean sprouts and Pad Thai Sauce. Stir together for about 30 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and toss chopped toasted almonds and cilantro. 
  • Serve immediately. 


*If using fresh spiralized carrots, stir fry uncovered for 2 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 367mg | Sodium: 1701mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 11.1% | Vitamin C: 17.9% | Calcium: 23.1% | Iron: 20.2%