ALMOND CRUSTED SALMON WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND BASIL

I am not the biggest lover of fish but this recipe is too good to ignore.

Almond meal, made from ground raw almonds, forms the nutty topping on this baked salmon with slowly caramelized sweet onions and fresh basil spooned over the top. Serve this dish as a main course along with roasted or mashed sweet potatoes, steamed vegetables and a green salad.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 cup almond meal
4 teaspoons honey mustard or sweet prepared mustard
4 salmon fillets, skin removed
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup basil leaves

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add onion, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized, 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in lime juice and keep warm. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease the bottom of a large baking dish with 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Put almond meal into a wide, shallow dish and season salmon with salt and pepper. Brush the top of each salmon fillet with mustard and then roll in almond meal, pressing to make sure it sticks. Arrange salmon in lines baking dish in a single layer and bake until just cooked through and flesh flakes with a fork, about 15 minutes. Transfer salmon to plates, top with caramelized onions, garnish with green onions and basil and serve.

Enjoy this tasty recipe, Annelies