By Rebecca Goodrich, MS, dietetic intern
Salmon is a great source of vitamin D, especially if it is wild. Just 6oz of salmon contains 800 IU of Vitamin D, which is a far greater amount than most other food sources. Additional ingredients in this recipe such as garlic fight against bacterial and viral infections. In addition, garlic is a great immunity booster and contains high levels of Vitamin C.
D-Lightful Almond Crusted Salmon
- ½ Cup of Almonds, crushed and unsalted
- ¼ Cup Bread Crumbs, whole grain
- 4 TbspParsley, fresh and chopped
- 4 TbspCilantro, fresh and chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 ½ Tsp Paprika
- 1 Tsp Cumin, ground
- ½ Tsp Salt and Pepper, ground
- 2 Eggs, whole
- 1 lbSalmon, fillet cut into 4 equal portions
- Set aside 2 small bowls and 1 baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.Combine crushed almonds, whole grain bread crumbs, parsley, cilantro, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in one small bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk 2 whole eggs together
- Take salmon fillet and coat with egg mixture and then dip into dry ingredients. Once completed, take salmon and place skin side down onto the preparedbaking sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces.
- Transfer baking pan to hot oven for 15-20 minutes, or until salmon is cooked and the bread crumbs are browned. Internal temperature should be 145°F.
- Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil and allow resting for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.
If pregnant limit intake of fish to 8 to 12oz per week.