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Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon

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"Easy enough for family, fancy enough for company--moist, flavorful salmon showcasing the flavors of the Pacific Northwest."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange salmon on the baking sheet and spread with equal amounts mayonnaise. Top with hazelnuts and sprinkle with tarragon, orange zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 30, 2006

We loved this ! It gets high marks for simple, fresh taste - doesn't cover the flavor of the salmon - and it's a breeze to prepare. I added a little Orange juice to the mayo and tarragon and mixed it up before I spread it onto the fish. I served fresh asparagus sauted in butter and some crusty dinner rolls. NO LEFT OVERS ! Thanks so much !

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2010

Lacking a little flavor, but the fish was very nice and moist.

Dec 19, 2006

I have made this many times to rave reviews. Easy, looks lovely on the plate. I mixed in a Tbsp or so of orange juice to the mayo mixture. Also used a pinch of dried tarragon as I did not have fresh, worked out fine. Think I might try crushed macadamia nuts next time. This one is a KEEPER!

Jan 10, 2007

Loved it! I used regular mayo and mixed in some dijon mustard. My husband thought this was the best salmon recipe we've ever had!

Aug 19, 2008

I followed your basic recipe EXCEPT I added a couple teaspoons of honey Dijon mustard to regular mayo (as suggested by another reviewer) and used almonds, dill & lemon zest instead of hazelnuts, tarragon & orange zest. I also added a light sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese to the salmon 5 minutes before the fish was done. Served with lemon wedges. YUM!

Dec 21, 2008

I have made this recipe several times and it is a winner! Like several of the previous reviewers, I used low fat mayo, a little juice from the orange and dijon mustard. I mixed all my ingredients together and top the salmon. The salmon is VERY moist and always gets rave reviews. I love cooking, and this recipe is so easy it's almost embarassing!!

Mar 29, 2011

Awesome! My boyfriend ate the entire thing in 3 min he loved it so much. I made a few changes, I used half the amount of recommended mayo (i used regular mayo not fat free), and doubled the orange zest, which I added straight to the mayo. I also squeezed a little juice from the orange into the mayo, then spread it onto the fish. I used macadamia nuts instead of hazelnuts because I couldn't find any hazelnuts in my grocery store, and I didn't add any salt since the macadamia nuts already had salt on them. It came out delicious! Will definitely make this again!

Oct 05, 2009

I've been making this recipe for a couple of years now and can't find one to top it! Every time I make it, everyone raves about it. You can also use almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc... I usually serve it with the Lemon Dill Rice recipe on this site and steamed carrots. Absolutely wonderful!


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  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 555 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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