Almond Crusted Salmon with Honey Garlic Sauce

What’s there to say besides this shit is good AND THE SAUCE IS AMAZING. I served it with brown rice and steamed broccoli and health was had by all!

Almond Crusted Salmon with Honey Garlic Sauce by Dinner at the Zoo

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon , cut into 4 fillets

  • 3/4 cup roasted salted almonds , finely chopped or coarsely ground in the food processor

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil , divided use

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

DIRECTIONS:

  • For the sauce: mix together the honey, soy sauce and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

  • For the salmon: Mix together the almonds and sesame seeds and pour onto a plate.

  • Brush one of the tablespoons of olive oil evenly over the salmon fillets.

  • Press the top of each salmon fillet into the almond mixture. Season the top of each fillet with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.

  • Place each salmon fillet, crust side down, into the pan and cook for 5 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure the crust isn't burning. Flip and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until salmon is at desired level of doneness. The length of time it takes to cook will depend in part on the thickness of the fillet.

  • After the salmon is cooked through, transfer it to a serving platter and pour the reserved honey garlic sauce over the top. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

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