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Under 30 Minutes to Healthiest Main Dish: Flaxseed Crusted Salmon

September 26, 2010

Start off the week right with this recipe for Flaxseed Crusted Salmon. These are two of my favorite ingredients, and this combination is really delicious and healthy all in one. Flaxseed is often called the “most powerful” plant food there is. It’s linked to so many things including reducing cholesterol, menopausal symptoms, constipation and arthritis. It also aids in protection against cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Both salmon and flaxseed are loaded with Omega-3 essential fatty acids (the good fats) shown to have heart-healthy effects. Salmon is also an excellent source of protein and B vitamins. This recipe is so simple and light that even the kids will enjoy it. For more information on benefits of flaxseed see http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed

Flaxseed Crusted Salmon

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
1/2 cup whole flaxseed
1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
11/2 pounds salmon fillets
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Combine flaxseed and panko in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Place salmon in a large baking dish. Season with salt and lemon pepper; drizzle with lemon juice. Rub flaxseed mixture over top of salmon fillets, pressing to coat

4. Bake salmon at 425F for 16 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.



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9 Responses to “Under 30 Minutes to Healthiest Main Dish: Flaxseed Crusted Salmon”
Tracy says:
September, 26 2010at 10:02 pm
What a great alternative to nut-encrusted recipes, especially for someone like me with a nut allergy! Looks delicious!
ashley says:
September, 26 2010at 11:59 am
This is SO pretty and looks incredible. Love the use of flaxseed here.
Robin says:
September, 26 2010at 11:59 am
I am putting this on my menu this week. You are the Recipe Maven!
Adam says:
September, 26 2010at 12:00 pm
Alison, this looks like a great recipe. I love the simplicity of this and your photography is incredible
September, 26 2010at 12:23 pm
Yum! What a great and delicious idea! Such a perfect week night meal!
Beth says:
September, 26 2010at 04:26 pm
This looks terrific. I'm always looking for new healthy recipes for my family, and this one fits the bill!
sophia says:
September, 26 2010at 11:09 pm
whoa, double whammy on the omega-3 fats! Awesome. Never thought to use flax seeds as a coating!
September, 28 2010at 02:39 am
Bingo! Nice on Alison. cheer skari
September, 29 2010at 10:30 pm
We have a bag of flax seed in our freezer that we grind up to sprinkle over cereal and into smoothies. I have never thought of using it as a crust. Great idea!

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