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Macadamia Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Macadamia Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

  • 10 minutes
  • 13 ingredients
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Easy
  • servings
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Ingredients

  • Salmon
  • 4 small salmon fillets (or 2 large)
  • 2 cups Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 whole eggs
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • 1 whole fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 white or red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (discard the stems)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt

The Steps

  1. First prepare the salmon fillets. Preheat the oven to 400 and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together chopped macadamias, coconut flakes, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk water and eggs until lightly and foamy.
  3. Place salmon fillets on a sheet of foil and brush the top side with the egg mixture. Sprinkle macadamia-coconut mixture over salmon, gently press with your fingers so it sticks. Gently turn the salmon fillets over and repeat egg mixture and macadamia mixture.
  4. Transfer salmon fillets to prepared baking sheet (without the foil). Bake for 10-20 minutes until the macadamia crust is golden. (see note)
  5. While salmon is baking, prepare the pineapple salsa by stirring together all ingredients in a bowl.When salmon is done baking, serve warm with pineapple salsa. Enjoy!
NOTES
Bake the salmon for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then flip the broiler on for about 3-5 minutes to get a little more browned crust. Be sure to watch it closely or it will burn - remove from oven when the nuts start to brown.If you end up with leftover pineapple salsa, serve it with tortilla chips!

RECIPE CONTRIBUTED BY CREME DE LA CRUMB

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