Almond herb crusted salmon

Almond herb crusted salmon

By 25/03/2016

Today it's a lovely sunny day here in Italy. Since arriving I have been enjoying lots of sunshine, a few good shots of espresso, an ice cream and plenty of delicious fresh vegetables from my dad's field.

Visiting the greengrocers is a feast for the eyes at this time of year: asparagus, fava beans, artichokes and strawberries are in season now. In spring you also find lots of wild herbs in the fields which are delicious added to risottos, pasta or just steamed and enjoyed on their own.

The week before Easter is known as the "holy week" and you will find lots of religious processions and celebrations around Italy, an interesting one is the one in Lanciano in Abruzzo where hooded men, called Brothers, walk in single file around the town in the darkness wearing a black robe and holding a torch each. This is a great time to visit Italy as there is so much going on, a great time to get to know the Italian culture and its traditions.

My dish for today is an almond herb crusted salmon dish which you can create in minutes. The almond flakes create a crunchy, moreish crust around the salmon and the herbs and olive oil give it an aromatic fresh taste. I have served it with cous cous;

You can swap salmon for cod or any other types of white fish if you wish.

I am off to the seaside now, although it is not beach weather yet it is still nice to have a stroll on the beach and, almost certainly, I will have another big ice cream as it is so nice over here!

Have a nice long indulging Easter weekend!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes



Preheat the oven at 200C or 400F.

In a bowl mix the breadcrumbs, almonds, lemon zest, dill, parsley, garlic and 4 tbsp of olive oil.

almond mixture

Put the fish fillets on a baking tray lined with baking paper and press the almond mixture on the fish. It might be easier to use your hands. Drizzle the fillets with a little more olive oil.

drizzling oil

Cook for 25 minutes until the top looks nice and golden.

almond crusted salmon

Almond herb crusted salmon


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17 Responses to Almond herb crusted salmon

  1. speedy70

    Quanto mi piace così cucinato… deliziosa questa crosticina!!!!

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Anche qui da me oggi bella giornata di sole…. questa sera c’è la processione dei misteri, è molto suggestiva!
    Ma quanto sei brava Alida, questo è un piatto da chef, complimenti, mi piace troppo! Buona Pasqua e buona permanenza in Italia, un abbraccio!

    • Alida

      Oh quanto vorrei vedere la processione dei misteri, l’ho solo sentita nominare. Buona Pasqua mia cara amica!

  3. Chiara

    a casa amiamo molto il salmone, grazie per questa bellissima ricetta ! Buona Pasqua Alida a te e alla tua famiglia !

    • Alida

      Grazie anche a te cara Chiara!

  4. Louise

    Almond crusted Salmon is one of our favorite ways to prepare Salmon Alida. It actually was Marion’s idea to try it and it was a big success! Next time I’m going to keep some slivers of almonds rather than crushing them all. Your dish looks amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…Enjoy the beach, ice cream and of course your visit:) Happy Easter!!!

    • Alida

      Thanks Louise, I am pleased you like it! All the best and happy Easter! xx

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    What a healthy and great combination! I can’t wait to try this for my next salmon dinner.

  6. gloria

    Mi piace !!
    Buona pasqua cara !!
    Happy Easter.

  7. Alma Devine

    Soooo easy yet so delicious! My kind of recipe! I love salmon and this was so juicy and easy to make. We love salmon and I am always looking for new ways to serve it. Thank you for sharing.

    • Alida

      You are very welcome, thanks Alma.

  8. Elisabetta

    After all the Easter bingeing it’s time for me to fight a few extra inches. Luckily Spring is showing off in all her glory down at the market and we can enjoy all the new seasonal fruit and vegetables. This dish is super and it’s one of my favourite ways to cook fish. Buona pasquetta!

    • Alida

      Grazie 1000 cara!

  9. Jo

    Beautiful recipe. I love salmon and your recipe is really beautiful and fresh.

    • Alida

      Thanks Jo!

  10. Sue Olivant

    So pleased I had all the ingredients for this recipe. It was delishious and I’ll be doing it again. Xxx

    • Alida

      Great! Very pleased. 🙂

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