Mustard-Baked Salmon with Pumpkin Seed Crust

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Mustard-Baked Salmon with Pumpkin Seed Crust
Mustard-Baked Salmon
Yasmin Fahr

Mustard-Baked Salmon

A quick and easy salmon recipe to prepare for a weeknight meal. The toasted pumpkin seeds give it a nutty flavor and good crunch, but any other nuts could be easily substituted for the pumpkin seeds. Serve with wild rice, greens, or a lovely salad. 

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Ready in
20 m
2
Servings
384
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • One 12-ounce salmon fillet, skin on
  • Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small, dry skillet, toast the nuts until they begin to brown and are fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool. Then, in a mortar and pestle, crush the seeds. (You can also place the seeds inside a clean dish towel and then smash them using the bottom of a skillet.)

Rub the flesh side of the salmon with salt and pepper, and then spread the mustard on top to create a thin layer. Sprinkle with the crushed seeds and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, for medium, or longer until it reaches your desired level of doneness. 

Mustard Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Mustard Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
0.2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Cholesterol
94mg
31%
Protein
36g
73%
Carbs
1g
N/A
Vitamin A
0.8µg
0.1%
Vitamin B12
5µg
92%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin E
6mg
31%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
27mg
3%
Fiber
0.8g
3.3%
Folate (food)
47µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
47µg
12%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
75%
Phosphorus
471mg
67%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
675mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.4%
Sodium
432mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25.6%
Zinc
1mg
7%