Italian Almond Crusted Salmon {Paleo & Whole30 approved}

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Italian almond crusted salmon is super flavorful and simple recipe that is Paleo and Whole30 approved. This easy baked salmon recipe is the perfect weeknight meal that comes together quickly, but seems fancy. Follow my tips below to make the best almond crusted salmon recipe.

Ingredients you will need: salmon filets, almond flour, Italian seasoning, lemon, coconut oil, salt and pepper.

Italian almond crusted salmon on a white plate with asparagus and lemon slice

This post was updated January 2019

Let’s be honest here…. I really dislike fish (although shellfish is delicious)! My hubby, on the other hand, loves fish and could eat it every day. If I never had to eat it, I would definitely be okay. Yeah yeah, I know it’s really healthy (especially wild caught), but I can’t muster up liking it. That was until I made this one night!

My hubby came home and was so excited about some Alaskan, wild caught salmon he just bought from our local Co-op and asked me to cook it. I – being the good wife that I am – didn’t complain… or tell him how gross fish is… and just cooked it.

Just kidding, I totally complained and even thought about making myself something different. We can’t be perfect all the time right? I tossed some ideas in my head and randomly had the idea to make a crusted fish… really, I was hoping it would mask any fishy taste. But it ended up being delicious. We actually made it again a few nights later!

So, I may have been slightly converted… Maybe… Well, a least a lover of this recipe!

Tips For Making Almond Crusted Salmon:

  • Use almond flour for a quick and easy crust.
  • If you don’t have almond flour you can run almonds through a food processor.
  • After 15 minutes baking, set the oven to broil and allow the almond crust to get a little crispy. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.
  • You can use pre-mixed Italian seasoning or make your own mix.

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raw salmon with almond flour curst on a baking sheet

Tools and Ingredients you may need:

Cookie sheet, parchment paper, almond flour, Italian seasoning, small dishes, spoon.

How To Make Almond Crusted Salmon

  1. Gather ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Lay salmon scale-side-down on a baking sheet. Line with parchment paper or silicon baking mat.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice over salmon filets.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. In a small bowl, combine almond flour and Italian seasonings and sprinkle mixture evenly over fish.
  7. Drizzle melted coconut oil over fish.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Set oven to broil and broil until the crust begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn. Temperature of fish should be 165 degrees.

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Italian Almond Crusted Salmon Recipe {Paleo & Whole30 Approved}

Delicious almond crust salmon is a easy baked salmon recipe made with almond flour, Italian seasoning, and has a slight lemon flavor.

Experience level: easy

Paleo Italian Almond Crusted Salmon

This delicious, Italian crusted salmon is super flavorful and the crust adds a nice crunch.
5 from 1 vote
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Author: Amy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb salmon preferably wild caught
  • 2 Tbs almond flour
  • 1 Tbs Italian seasonings
  • juice 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lay salmon scale-side-down on a baking sheet.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over salmon filets.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, combine almond flour and Italian seasonings and sprinkle mixture evenly over fish.
  • Drizzle melted coconut oil over fish.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Set oven to broil and broil until the crust begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Temperature of fish should be 165 degrees.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 571mg | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: almond crusted salmon
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Italian crusted salmon on a white dish with lemon slice

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I slightly adapted mine based on what i had on hand! Instead of Italian seasonings iI simply used salt and pepper and I added a tablespoon of fresh parsley! Instead of lemon juice I mixed together equal amounts honey and mustard and brushed it on before I put the flour mixture! It was a huge hit with my family! Even my picky 4 year old ate it!

5 from 1 vote

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