Honey and Walnut Glazed Salmon

by Jen on October 24, 2012

We don’t eat a lot of salmon around here because it’s just so darn expensive…and with 3 growing boys, I can hardly afford to keep up as it is.  My 6 year old can eat a whole fillet of salmon to himself!  So when we do have salmon, I’m sure to make the most of it.  And by making the most of it, I mean I don’t serve it plain, I like to jazz it up a little.

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This Honey and Walnut Glazed Salmon has become a family favorite.  Personally, I’m a fan of the caramelized nuts on top, but the rest of the family loves the sweet honey mixed with the tangy soy sauce!

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And what I love about salmon, it only takes 15 minutes tops to bake!  You can literally have this recipe ready in 35 minutes.  How easy is that!

One piece of advice, when buying salmon, ALWAYS buy WILD.  Do not buy farmed.  Why?

  • The crowded conditions of salmon farming pens provide ideal conditions for the outbreak of disease and parasites.
  • Farmed salmon contains such high concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other dangerous contaminants.
  • The widespread use of, antibiotics and pesticides in salmon farming may lead to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and increased application of a wider variety of treatments.
  • Waste, feed and fish feces can either build up directly under the farm pens, smothering life on the ocean bottom, or they can be carried away from the farm by tides and currents only to end up on distant beaches, contaminating clam beds and other sea life.

I realize wild salmon is more expensive, but your health is priceless!

Salmon has so many health benefits, and when you can make it this tasty, you’ve got to make it a regular recipe in your household!

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Honey and Walnut Glazed Salmon

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 1 fillet

Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tsp chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • sea salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Combine first three ingredients in a large zipper-closure bag. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, add to bag and seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes (I prefer all day!)
  3. Remove fish from bag, reserving marinade. Place fish on a foil lined baking sheet and top with nuts.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting twice with reserved marinade while baking.

Notes

Cal: 229 Fat: 8g Protein: 26g Fiber: 1g Sodium: 326mg Sugar: 18g

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