Looking for a quick weeknight meal that comes together in a matter of minutes. Look no further. This coconut-crusted salmon is extremely delicious and flavorful. However, before we get to the coconut-crusted salmon fillet recipe, let’s discuss the benefits of salmon.
Benefits Of Salmon
Salmon is popular because it is delicious. However, salmon is one of the healthiest foods the earth has to offer. Salmon is a nutrient-dense, versatile, accessible food that can decrease risk factors associated with several health conditions.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Salmon is a fountain of omega-3 fatty acids. Dissimilar to other types of fat, omega-3 fats cannot be produced by the body. Thus they must be obtained through food. ALA, EPA, and DHA are the primary omega-3 fatty acids found in your diet. However, EPA and DHA are the most important omega fats. Both fatty acids reduce inflammation, lower the risk of developing certain cancers like breast cancer, and decrease blood pressure.
Excellent Source of Protein
Similar to omega-3 fatty acids, protein is an essential element that the human body does not produce. Salmon is a superior form of protein. Like a car, protein is the fuel the body needs to run. We must consume protein to receive its benefits. It is responsible for several critical processes in the body, including helping the body recuperate after being hurt. Protein also plays a role in maintaining bone mass, and preserving muscle mass as you lose weight.
Copious Amounts Of B Vitamins
Salmon is an invaluable reservoir of B vitamins. Salmon has vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and B12. These vitamins are responsible for converting the food we consume into energy, producing and restoring DNA, and decreasing inflammation that can induce heart disease. Furthermore, research asserts that B vitamins work in unison to maintain the conditions for optimal physiological and neurological functioning.
The Most Delicious Coconut Crusted Salmon FilletsCourse: Dinner Recipes, Gluten-Free, Keto, RecipesDifficulty: Easy
Fresh salmon fillets coated with a coconut crust. A simple, easy, delicious dinner perfect for a weeknight dinner.
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon lemon zest
6 fillets salmon
- Place the unsweetened coconut into a skillet and heat it over a medium-low flame, constantly stirring until most of the shredded coconut has turned golden brown.
- Place the toasted coconut onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet to cool completely.
- Cut each salmon fillet into half lengthwise, then cut both halves in half crosswise.
- Program your oven to 425°F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard together in a bowl.
- Add the almond flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, and lemon zest to the toasted coconut and stir to combine.
- Coat the salmon fillets in the Greek yogurt mustard mixture, then dredge it into the coconut almond flour mixture, being sure to coat every inch of the salmon.
- Place the coconut-crusted salmon onto the prepared baking sheet and continue breading the remaining salmon fillets.
- Bake the coconut-crusted salmon fillets for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown and the salmon is fully cooked.
- NUTRITION INFO: Calories: 420 | Carbohydrates: 8.6g | Fiber: 2g| Protein: 54.8g | Fat: 18.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 224mg | Sugar: 2.7g | Vitamin D: 0mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg
- NUTRITIONAL INFO DISCLAIMER: The nutritional values presented above are only estimates. I don’t have a medical background, nor am I a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. Therefore, nutritional information shown on foodandmoodcreations.com should only be used as a general guideline.
These salmon fillets will be on your table, ready to be eaten in half an hour. Best of all, you will be giving your family a heart-healthy dose of brain-boosting, omega-3 fatty acids.