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Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes

Season the crema with salt and pepper.  Keep it warm if using right away.  You can keep it over very low heat or take it off the heat until you are cooking the salmon and just reheat gently over low heat.  You can also make this the day before and let cool completely.  Store in a covered container in the fridge until ready to serve.  Bring it to room temperature before gently reheating on the stove over low heat.

Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes
Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema | My Curated Tastes

Almond Crusted Salmon With Lemon & Leek Crema

A delicious, buttery and crunchy almond crust encases a salmon filet and is served with a dreamy lemon and leek crema. Perfection on a plate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 195 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Ingredients
 
 

SALMON

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 4 6 Oz. Skinless salmon fillets
  • ½ Cup Sliced almonds, chopped
  • ¼ Cup Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Zest of one lemon
  • ½ Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 Tsp. Fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Egg, beaten with a teaspoon of water
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil

LEMON LEEK CREMA

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Medium Leeks (white and light green parts), cut in half, rinsed thoroughly and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Cup Heavy cream
  • Lemon Wheels and Parsley to garnish

Instructions
 

Lemon Leek Crema

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat then add chopped leeks. Sauté the leeks for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook the leeks for about 20 minutes until very soft. Stir occasionally. Then add lemon juice and cook until almost all is evaporated. Stir in the cream and simmer a couple of minutes until thickened slightly.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender and mix until really smooth. Strain the mixture back into the same pan pressing on the solids in the sieve to make sure you get all that delicious cream into the pot. Taste and season with salt and pepper. You can keep this warm on the side or let cool, refrigerate overnight and reheat when you are ready to serve. (Personally, I like it made and served fresh)

Almond Crusted Salmon

  • Now set up your dredging stations. Put the flour on one plate. Mix the almonds, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper and place on another plate. Salt and pepper your salmon, on both sides. Dredge the fish in flour (shake off the excess) then brush one side of the fish with the beaten egg. Dip that egg side into the almond mixture. Press down so the crust sticks. Put the prepared fish to the side.
  • You’ll cook two fillets at a time. Add one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of oil to a pan and heat over a medium high heat. Add the two fillets, almond crust side down and cook until the almonds are brown (about 4-6 minutes). Carefully, flip the fish over and finish cooking about 5 more minutes (or to your desired doneness).
  • Spoon a tablespoon or two of the crema on a plate and top with the salmon.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 470mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 466IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dinner, fish, nuts, sauce
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