Recipe : Crunchy Flax Crusted Salmon

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(Healthcastle.com) Looking for a quick and easy, family friendly fish recipe with some crunch and kick? Well you’re in luck! Try out a new salmon recipe that can be pulled together and in the oven in under 10 minutes for a weeknight meal that’s sure to please.

Healthy Perks

Salmon is rich in anti-inflammatory and heart healthy omega  3’s
Flax provides heart and gut friendly soluble fibre, extra omega 3’s and is a good source of magnesium and thiamine.

Recipe :  Crunchy Flax Crusted Salmon

  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped or 1 tbsp dried parsley, basil or oregano,
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • ½ tsp cayenne, optional
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly coat a 9x 13 inch baking dish with oil
  3. Mix the flax, herbs and spices together on a large plate.
  4. Squeeze half of the lemon over the salmon. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  5. Press the tops of the salmon fillets in to the flax mixture. Press the mixture in with your fingers if needed. Place skin side (if present, if not just place uncoated side) down in the baking dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until they are opaque in the centre, just starting to flake easily and yield to somewhat firm pressure – typically 18-20 minutes.Squeeze the remaining half of the lemon over the salmon to serve.

Tips 

You can easily sub any fish for the salmon, just reduce the cooking time for thinner types such as tilapia and sole. 

Try fresh cilantro and lime instead of parsley and lemon for a different twist or use up whatever fresh herbs you have in the fridge! Scallions make a tasty version too. 

If  your fish is very wet or moist (as happens often when its defrosted) pat it dry before starting to keep the flax from getting gummy. 

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