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Roasted Salmon With Macadamia-Cilantro Crust


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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 full skin-on salmon fillet - (2 1/2 lbs) pin bones removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Servings 4


Step 1

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan; add nuts and cook 2 to 3 minutes until nuts start to color. Remove from heat.

Melt remaining tablespoon of butter, and pour into a 9- by 13-inch roasting pan. Place salmon in roasting pan, flesh-side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour nut mixture over fish. Roast 10 to 15 minutes, for medium.

Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle with cilantro.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Carbohydrates: 1.5 grams
Net Carbs: 1 grams
Fiber: 0.5 grams
Protein: 57 grams
Fat: 47.5 grams
Calories: 657

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