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

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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)

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Pat dry the salmon and lay out the filets on the parchment paper, skin side down. 

  3. Brush the tops of the salmon with mustard. 

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the dill walnut topping and mix together. 

  5. Press the topping on the salmon, using the mustard to help it stick. 

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until the fish is flaky.

  7. Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Mustard Dill Walnut Crusted Alaska Salmon (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 filet)
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 451mg 19%
Potassium 907mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

This healthy broiled salmon recipe takes only 5 minutes to cook, and there’s barely any prep work. Such an easy peasy weeknight meal!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

There was a time in my life when I avoided cooking any kind of fish (unless it came in a can). Fish just seemed intimidating and complicated to me, so I only ate them at restaurants or when my mom would cook for me. It seems so silly now because I finally realize that fish is one of the easiest and the quickest meals to prepare, and they are absolutely delicious with some simple spices and a bit of acid like vinegar or lemon juice.

Salmon is my favorite and I try to cook it once a week at home. Now that it’s summer, and the temperature has been hitting the 90s consistently, I want to spend the least amount of time in the kitchen next to a heat source. This is why I love this broiled salmon because it takes 5 minutes to cook, with minimal prep work. I just put together a big raw salad as a side and we are good to go for dinner. My kind of meal.

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You can make this 5 minute broiled salmon in any kind of pan, but it’ll work THE BEST on a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets retain and distribute heat beautifully, and make the crispiest salmon skin. Some people don’t like to eat the skin, but it’s my favorite part. The husband actually thinks it’s gross, which I don’t mind at all, because I’ll happily eat his portion. More for me.

If you are looking for the easiest recipe on a weeknight, this broiled salmon recipe is a delicious choice. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you are getting a good dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and keep your brain happy!

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5 Minute Broiled Salmon

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1-1 1/2 lb wild salmon filets, skin on
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (omit for low-FODMAP)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Turn oven on to broil and set the oven rack about 5-6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Heat coconut or avocado oil in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-safe non-stick pan) over high heat for 3 minutes or until the cooking surface very hot. This step is necessary if you want crispy salmon skin.
  3. In the meantime, pat dry the salmon filets.
  4. Season the skin side with 1/4 tsp sea salt. Then turn over the filets so they are skin side down and season the top with the rest of the sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.
  5. Once ready, place the salmon filets in the skillet, skin side down. They should sizzle as they touch the skillet.
  6. Immediately move the skillet into the oven and broil for 5 minutes.**
  7. Remove from oven and squeeze lemon juice over the filets before serving.

Recipe Notes

**If your salmon is on a thicker side, you may need to extend the broil time to 6 minutes.

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5 Minute Broiled Salmon (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream Cheese

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream CheeseLiving in the East Coast for most of my life, I still remember eating bagels almost every weekend with my favorite topping: a schmear of salmon cream cheese (properly called lox cream cheese). It was so delicious and satisfying, and I would savor every bite. While bagels and cream cheese would give me stomach pains these days, it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy them in a non-gluten, non-dairy form! Just need to find a way to get creative in the kitchen, and that’s exactly what I did.

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream Cheese

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream Cheese

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream CheeseI love how creamy and thick this salmon cream cheese turned out. It’s just a bonus that it’s full of healthy Omega-3 fats and proteins, making it a perfect snack or breakfast item. If you’ve been following me on Instagram stories or Snapchat (whatggmaate), you know how much I love my breakfast toasts made on my Paleo yeast free bread. I have a feeling I’ll be enjoying this on my breakfast toast for the next week! If you love smoked salmon and cream cheese but your body doesn’t love dairy, this one’s for you. Enjoy it on your favorite gluten free bread, crackers, or vegetables!

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream Cheese

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream Cheese

Dairy-Free Salmon Cream Cheese

Dairy Free Salmon Cream "Cheese"

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1 6- oz canned salmon, with liquid
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Water, if needed
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Place the first 7 ingredients (through dijon mustard) in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add smoked salmon and fresh dill, then blend until smooth and thick. Add water and blend more if you want a thinner consistency.
  3. Sprinkle with black pepper, and serve with paleo yeast free bread, crackers or vegetables!

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