Dinner Tonight: Almond encrusted salmon

Just a simple one tonight, Almond encrusted salmon and Broccoli Rabe.

I love almonds – we usually have them in the house. And I had gone looking for lobster yesterday but only found salmon. So the idea popped into my head:

Almonds would make a nice coating for salmon.

The recipe – says it’s only good for 8oz. of salmon but I used this with 1.5lbs of salmon and it came out perfectly.

1.5lb salmon, cut into 4oz portions
2 Eggs – whites only, discard yolks
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped almonds (Food processor does a nice consistency here)
Zest from one lemon
2Tbsp chopped parsley

Put almonds, lemon zest and parsley in food processor. Run it for a good minute or so. Get it all chopped up.

Empty into dish.

Season salmon with salt and pepper and dredge both sides in flour. This one gets messy.

Brush egg whites on tops of floured salmon. Then dredge salmon in almond mixture.

Over medium heat, heat two tablespoons olive oil.

Fry the salmon, almond side down, for 5 minutes, turn over and cook for 5 more minutes.

It’s delicious – simple, and being I love salmon, this rates up there with the cider/brown sugar salmon I did a couple years ago. Speaking of which I have to make that one again.

And yes, there is leftover salmon.

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