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Macadamia Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

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Quick and tasty, tender baked salmon with a macadamia nut crust, topped with sweet and tangy pineapple salsa!


  • 4 small salmon fillets (or 2 large)
  • 2 cups Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 whole fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 white or red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped (just the leaves, discard the stems)
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Instructions

  • First prepare the salmon fillets. Preheat the oven to 400 and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • In a medium bowl stir together chopped macadamias, coconut flakes, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. In a small bowl whisk water and eggs until lightly and foamy.
  • Place salmon fillets on a sheet of foil and brush the top side with the egg mixture. Sprinkle macadamia-coconut mixture over salmon, gently press with your fingers so it sticks. Gently turn the salmon fillets over and repeat egg mixture and macadamia mixture.
  • Transfer salmon fillets to prepared baking sheet (without the foil). Bake for 10-20 minutes until the macadamia crust is golden. (see note)
  • While salmon is baking, prepare the pineapple salsa by stirring together all ingredients in a bowl.When salmon is done baking, serve warm with pineapple salsa. Enjoy!
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