Walnut-Crusted Salmon Baked on a Salt Plate


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Walnut-Crusted Salmon Baked on a Salt Plate

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Cooked salmon crusted with nuts on pink Himalayan salt block

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Using a block of salt to cook salmon is doubly effective because it helps cook and season the fillets at the same time.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 2
1 (8x8-inch) Himalayan salt plate
2 (5-oz. each) skinless center-cut salmon fillets, pin bones removed
2 c. Hy-Vee whole milk
½ lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 c. red and/or yellow grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp. light balsamic vinaigrette
1 tbsp. Hy-Vee honey
1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
¼ c. Hy-Vee walnut pieces, finely chopped
Cooking oil, for brushing

Things To Grab

  • Large bowl
  • Paper towels
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Large skillet
  • Small bowl
  • Oven mitts
  • Silicone pastry brush
  • Fork
  • Meat thermometer


  1. Place an 8-by-8-inch Himalayan salt plate in center rack of a cold oven. Preheat oven and salt plate to 375 degrees.

    Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
    If you do not have a salt plate, simply bake salmon on large baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Season fish to taste with sea salt.
    Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
  2. Place salmon fillets in a large bowl; add milk to cover. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes at room temperature, turning fillets occasionally. Rinse salmon with water; pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Meanwhile, for asparagus salad, use a vegetable peeler to slice asparagus stalks lengthwise into thin strips. In a large skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes or just until crisp-tender; drain. Add tomatoes and vinaigrette; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together honey and mustard. Using oven mitts, carefully transfer salt plate to a heatproof surface or counter and brush with oil. Arrange fillets on salt plate and brush tops with honey mixture and coat with nuts.
  5. Using oven mitts, return salt plate to center rack of oven and bake fillets for 8 minutes. Switch oven to broil and continue to cook fillets 8 minutes or until they flake easily when tested with a fork (145 degrees) and nuts start to brown.

  6. Serve salmon immediately with asparagus salad.

Nutrition facts


500 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Protein: 35g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 45%
Vitamin C 50%
Iron 20%
Calcium 6%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons Spring 2016.