This simple, gluten free parsley lemon salmon with with crunchy almonds is a delicious family meal idea. Also great for entertaining!
This delicious parsley lemon salmon recipe consists of a layer of parsley marinade to keep the fish moist and a topping of almond flakes for a bit of crunch.
There are so many ways of preparing salmon, but quick oven baked salmon fillet is one of my favourite. Especially if you top it with ingredients that are easy to throw together and add more flavour and texture to the dish. It takes very little time to make and is perfect for when you are hosting a dinner party. But most importantly, this method produces really delicious results. You can use all sorts of ingredients for the topping.
In this simple recipe I used wild salmon, but it’s perfectly alright to use farmed salmon if you prefer or can’t get the wild variety.
How to prep the ingredients for parsley lemon salmon
This parsley lemon salmon recipe contains only 5 ingredients (plus some seasoning) and it’s a breeze to prepare. Start by making a quick parsley lemon marinade, spread it over the top of the fish and set aside for an hour. This will inject more flavour into the fish and produce a succulent dish. Then scatter the almond flakes over the top and bake for 15-20 minutes (this will depend on the thickness of your fish).
If you love this method of preparing fish you may also like this zesty pistachio crusted fish with lime.
The simple marinade keeps the salmon moist while the almond flakes give it a sweetish, pleasant bit of crunch. I think this salmon recipe works great with romanesco salad with quinoa, curried cauliflower salad and broccoli patties. It’s also delicious with leafy vegetables, roast potatoes or a simple side dish of petits pois (heated only, as they lose their sweetness when boiled). Enjoy!
Cooking times may vary depending on the size of your fish, but try not to overcook it as it may become a little dry.
More easy salmon party food recipes
If you like this almond crusted salmon recipe you might also enjoy this Leftover Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Guacamole recipe. It’s another delicious, easy salmon recipe perfect for entertaining. Check out also these Easy Salmon Fish Fingers with Yogurt Dip. You will find ALL my salmon recipe ideas here.
Parsley Lemon Salmon with Almonds
- 1 medium size salmon piece approx. 500 g
- 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon each fine sea salt and ground white pepper
- 1/2 cup almond flakes
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- To make the marinade combine the parsley, lemon juice, seasoning and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Place the salmon in an oven dish (skin side down), cover the entire top of the fish with the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Remove the salmon from the fridge, sprinkle with the almond flakes and drizzle with the remaining oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes.