September 15, 2005
Nut Encrusted Salmon

recipe thursday I promised this to Yuka for dinner as a repayment for a favor. We haven’t managed to get together to enjoy it, but Tod & I had it last night. Takes about 30 minutes, start to finish, and is wonderfully light and delicious. The secret is quatre epices, a French spice mixture of white pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon & clove.

Nut Encrusted Salmon
serves 2

2 salmon fillets
1/2 lemon
1/8 cup of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup of mixed nuts (almonds, pistachios, macadamias, walnuts, brazil nuts, etc)
dash quatre epices
salt & black pepper to taste
1 tsp butter

Squeeze the lemon over both sides of the fish fillets and set aside while you prepare the crumbs. Chop or grind the nuts finely. In a baking pan large enough to contain the fish, mix nuts with breadcrumbs and season with a liberal dash or two of quatre epices then salt & pepper to taste.

Press the fish into the crumb mixture, turn the fillets over and mound the remainder on top of the fish. Dot with butter. Bake in a 350/160 oven for 20 minutes.

Posted by kuri at September 15, 2005 03:43 PM


Sounds yummy. What’s in the four spice mix?


Posted by: Fran on September 15, 2005 06:11 PM

“The secret is quatre epices, a French spice mixture of white pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon & clove.”

Not knowing Jacques about French food, I’ve never heard of this combination before, but running it through my mind right now it sounds wonderful, like I could try it on a lot of things.

Posted by: nils on September 15, 2005 11:02 PM

Though I know Itarin mix spice, I didn’t know that. Sounds yummy!

Posted by: Mieko on September 16, 2005 08:08 AM

Yummmmm, how much longer til lunch?

Posted by: j-ster on September 16, 2005 11:23 AM

Can’t wait ! hehe :P

Posted by: Yuka on September 16, 2005 01:13 PM
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