Cookbook:Acorn Crusted Salmon

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Acorn Crusted Salmon
Servings2 servings

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You can use any type of salmon for this dish. Typical seasons are June/July for Sockeye Salmon, July-November for Coho Salmon, and August/September for Chinook Salmon.


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  1. Use a food processor, blender or other method (meat tenderizer, etc.) to pulverize the acorns into a fine meal. If desired, toast the acorn meal for 5-7 minutes at 375°F/190°C/gas mark 5. Transfer the acorn meal to a dish.
  2. Place the egg whites in a shallow dish. Coat each salmon fillet in egg white.
  3. Coat each fillet with the acorn meal.


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Oven cooking method

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  1. Transfer coated fillets to a slightly greased or non-stick baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 425°F/220°C/gas mark 7 oven, or until the fish is flaky when pulled apart with a fork.
  3. Serve.

Stovetop cooking method

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  1. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the coated salmon fillets.
  2. Pan fry the salmon for 2–3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillet, until fish is flaky when pulled apart with a fork.
  3. Serve.

Notes, tips, and variations

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  • Serve over brown rice and/or add steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes to complete the plate.