One-pan salmon with crispy herb and walnut crust

One-pan salmon with crispy herb and walnut crust

Create a spectacle of flavors with this super fresh one-pot meal. Juicy salmon topped with a crispy herb blanket, walnuts and parmesan cheese, and served with veggies.

One-pan salmon with crispy herb and walnut crust

Create a spectacle of flavors with this super fresh one-pot meal. Juicy salmon topped with a crispy herb blanket, walnuts and parmesan cheese, and served with veggies.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Salmon and veggies
  • ½ lb 220 g fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ½ lb 220 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ lb 220 g mushrooms, quartered
  • 7 oz. 200 g pearl onionpearl onions or yellow onion, wedgesyellow onions, wedges
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil, divided
  • 113 lbs 600 g salmon, boneless filletsalmon, boneless fillets
  • ½ cup (113 oz.) 120 ml (40 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ oz. (7 tbsp) 45 g (110 ml) walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ranch seasoning
  • salt and ground black pepper
Herb sauce
  • 113 cups 325 ml sour cream or crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the vegetables and place them on a sheet pan or in a large ovenproof dish. Drizzle them with half of the olive oil. Salt and pepper, and combine well. Make some space in the middle of the sheet pan and place the salmon there.
  3. In a bowl, mix the walnuts, the rest of the olive oil, parmesan cheese, and spices. Cover the salmon with the mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the oven or until the fish reaches an inner temperature of 122-125°F (50-52°C).
  5. For the herb sauce, stir in the chopped herbs and garlic powder in the sour cream in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until serving.
  6. Serve the salmon and veggies together with the herb sauce.

Tip!

If you don't have parmesan, you can replace it with another type of cheese – aged cheddar or feta cheese works great.

You can also vary the vegetables depending on the season, taste, and budget. You can basically use anything you have at home. Same thing with substituting walnut with pistachio, almond, or hazelnut. If you are allergic to nuts, you can use sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.

If you don't have fresh herbs for the sauce, you can also use their dried variants.

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7 comments

  1. Vjollca
    Why do you use milliliters (75 ml parmesan cheese, 75 ml walnuts) as a measuring unit for weight instead of grams?
    Reply: #2
  2. Dear Vjollca, sometimes the conversions from US to metric measurements don't convert properly, but fixed this one! Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for pointing it out.
  3. Kaylea
    Hi, you mention using spices in the walnut and Parmesan topping for the salmon but there aren’t any spices, could you advise what these are as the dill and chives seem to be for the sauce
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, you mention using spices in the walnut and Parmesan topping for the salmon but there aren’t any spices, could you advise what these are as the dill and chives seem to be for the sauce

    That's referring to the ranch seasoning, salt and pepper.

  5. Jan
    For the ranch seasoning - is it the dry ranch seasoning packet or ranch dressing?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    For the ranch seasoning - is it the dry ranch seasoning packet or ranch dressing?

    It's a spice mix you can make at home. The packages usually have sugars, starches and/or msg. If you click or tap on the words "ranch seasoning" it will direct you to our recipe.

  7. Jo
    Hi, When do you use the second half of the olive oil? Step three says to add half of the olive oil, but I can't see where you add the second half. Thanks!

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