Almond Crusted Salmon with Cranberries + Veggies

60 minutes

super easy

serves 2

You know what protein I genuinely don’t want to live without? Salmon. It’s a nutritional powerhouse for a gal like me…what I’m talking about is that it’s loaded with those OMEGA-‘s! Omega-3’s are healthy fatty acids. I got turned onto omega-3’s a while ago, when I heard they are great for your skin. But, there are many other benefits, which I will put right here for anyone who’s interested.

Ok enough about #health. Let’s talk about this dish. I love finding new ways to season and prepare salmon, like my air-fried salmon tacos crusted in ground tortilla chips *swoon.* But this recipe is for those people who only want to enjoy fall flavors, the minute the weather hits 60 degrees.

First, I crusted my salmon with some toasted almonds, minced garlic and herbs. This will bring a nice hearty and crispy flavor to the fish. Next, I pair it with some earthy veggies (either asparagus or green beans — I’ve done both!) that have been simply seasoned with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Finally, I top it all off with some tangy, tart roasted cranberries. Put it all together and you have a diverse spectrum of flavors and textures. Y U M.

a cast iron skillet full of crispy almond cursted salmon on a bed of green beans and cranberries

This dish is:

  • Crunchy
  • Hearty
  • Tart
  • Savory
  • Salty
  • Aromatic
  • Earthy
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1.25lb salmon filet
1/2cup almonds
4cloves garlic
1tbsp olive oil
1tsp sage
1/2tsp salt
1/2tsp pepper
2 1/2cups green beans
1cup raw cranberries
2cloves garlic
2tbsp olive oil
Baking Sheet
Aluminum foil



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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In a food processor, grind the almonds, garlic and olive oil until finely chopped. Add the sage, salt and pepper, and pulse until thoroughly combined. Remove from the food processor and place into a bowl.

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Dry off the salmon filets. Pat the mixture on top of the salmon, to fully coat the top. If the mixture seems to dry, add more olive oil (1 tsp at a time) and mix until the desired consistency is reached. Make sure you don't add too much oil, or else the almonds will be soggy, not crispy.

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Place aluminum foil in the middle of a baking sheet and set the salmon filets on top of the foil, skin side down. Curl the edges of the foil upwards to catch any of the juices while baking. Set the pan aside.

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In a large bowl, season the veggies and cranberries in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

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Place the veggies on the baking sheet around the salmon. Make sure they are not touching each other, and they have adequate space in between. This ensures even roasting.

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Bake for 5-6 minutes.

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Then, switch the oven to broil. Broil on high for 5 minutes, with the salmon closest to the flame. Check in on it halfway through to make sure it's not burning the edges! If one side is getting more heat than the other, switch the sides to ensure even cooking.

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When the salmon is done, let it rest. Heat a skillet with olive oil or butter, and toss the veggies and cranberries one more time to add some extra caramelization and flavor. If you have any leftover almond mixture, throw that into the pan as well and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

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Add the salmon on top of the sautéed veggies and serve in a skillet! Or, just plate the veggies and salmon on top.

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