Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon

This tasty Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon recipe is quick, easy, and loaded with nutrients! You’re gonna love this healthy protein-packed dish!

Sriracha Almond Salmon :: quick, easy, and loaded with nutrients! You're gonna love this healthy protein-packed recipe!

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. SRIRACHA almonds. Cue confetti.

There’s a new nut in town, folks and it’s destined to take your snacking game to the next level! Allow me to introduce you to the new foodie love of my life. Full of garlicky sweet chili flavor with just the right amount of spice and zing, these extra BOLD Sriracha almonds are deeeelicious!

At one point, one of my twin jars went missing. I about lost my mind. While I may be accustomed to the pilot and chickpea running off with my food, there’s a line no one shall cross. That line is reserved for two things: my cheese stash and my almonds. Do not mess with a girl’s almonds. Especially when they’re doused in Sriracha.

Sriracha makes you happy. “Happy people don’t kill their husbands, they just don’t!”

Unless their husbands steal their almonds.

Run Paul, run!

Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds :: Hellooooo delicious! #ad

Though they’re great for snacking and positively awesome straight up, I couldn’t resist srirachafying my lunch. You’re going to FLIP over this salmon!

Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon

Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon Filets :: quick, easy, and loaded with nutrients! You're gonna love this protein-packed dish!
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Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon

This tasty Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon recipe is quick, easy, and loaded with nutrients! You're gonna love this healthy protein-packed dish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds
  • 1 lb fresh Wild Alaskan Salmon (skin on)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • 2 TBSP oil plus a bit extra as needed

SRIRACHA YOGURT SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1-2 TBSP Sriracha plus extra to taste
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Add almonds to a bag and crush into coarse crumbs using any tool of your choosing. I used a mason jar but a wine bottle or glass olive oil bottle also works!
  3. Pat salmon dry and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp of salt.
  4. Brush with egg white and top with crushed Sriracha almonds. Press to coat.
  5. Since we're searing these skin-on [it helps keep the tender easily-flaked fish together] only one side of the salmon will need a coating.
  6. Next place a TBSP or two of oil in a pan or skillet and bring to medium-high heat.
  7. Add salmon.
  8. Sear each side for a minute or two, adding more oil if needed, then transfer to the oven to bake.
  9. With a spatula, gently move the salmon to a foil lined baking sheet, skin side down, and bake for approximately 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fillets, until the center is fully cooked and opaque.
  10. If you're using a cast-iron or oven-safe skillet, pop that bad boy with the fish directly in the oven.
  11. The result is a crisp, flavorful crust on the outside with a tender flaky inside.
  12. Serve piping hot and devour immediately.
  13. FEELING SAUCY? Serve with a drizzle of Sriracha chili sauce or whip up a ramekin of Sriracha yogurt sauce by whisking together the sauce ingredients above.

Recipe Notes

For a paleo-friendly sauce, replace yogurt with mayo.

Now let’s get up close and personal with this deliciousness, shall we?

Sriracha Almond Salmon :: quick, easy, and loaded with nutrients! You're gonna love this healthy protein-packed recipe!

so . . . how was it?

We went NUTS over it! Literally!  ….. for a dish that’s lean, clean, and gloriously gluten-free. The almond-salmon combo is chock full of protein and healthy fats, making this a filling lunch [or dinner] that you can feel good about!

Grab a fork and dig in!

Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon Filets :: quick, easy, and loaded with nutrients! You're gonna love this healthy protein-packed recipe!

Oh hello! Let’s not forget our veggies! A big green salad drizzled with my super tasty Feta Dressing made an easy peasy side for this delicious dish!

For those of you who are ready for a face full of tasty Sriracha almonds, visit the Blue Diamond website for a handy store locator and find your nearest retailer. You’ll thank me later. Though this post [and finger licking recipe!] was made possible by the awesome folks at Blue Diamond, all opinions and almond hoarding is my own. Thanks for allowing me to occasionally work with companies I adore to keep this blog up and running!

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  • Just popped over to get the link for this amazing dish for next week’s meal plan. I LOVE salmon and you’ve done such a bang up job on this, Jenn. One of the nicest recipes I’ve seen in a long time. This delicious fish doesn’t need much and you’ve enhanced it’s flavors beautifully. Can’t wait to share!!

  • Salmon is my FAVORITE lunch and made like this would make it even more so. Just mouthwatering. And I’m in love with that pudgy little hand getting her veggies in.

  • Cammie Kristy

    I made this last night – SO GOOD!!!!
    I only put 1 TBSP of Sriracha sauce in the yogurt dip. It was pretty spicy w just 1 TBSP.
    Thanks Jenn for another great recipe!

    • Jenn

      So glad you loved it Cammie! Thanks for popping back in to let me know – your comments always make my day! 🙂

  • Salmon is my favorite fish, and I make it weekly. I love the sriracha going on here, and the crust on that salmon looks amazing! This is a must try. 🙂

  • I want to start participating more often in the WIAW. How do I go about linking up? Are other people hosting it each week? Thanks for any info!!!

    • Jenn

      Hey Cathy! I’m sorry I’ve been all over the place this month [moving + househunting shenanigans] so I’ve not been updating my blog on WIAW when I’m not hosting. The party bops around from my blog, Arman’s [The Big Man’s World] Laura’s [Sprint 2 the Table] and Meg’s [Clean Eats Fast Feets] depending on our changing schedules. I’ll hopefully be hosting it more once I have a home and internet connection set up! Let me know if there’s anything else you have a question on and I’d be happy to help! xoxo

  • That salmon salad combo is making me so hungry! This is such a beautiful spread!

  • YUM! Sriracha, almonds and salmon are my favorites 😀 thanks for a fabulous recipe!

  • These are on my grocery list for next time. I hope our area carries them….I can’t wait to try them:)

    • Jenn

      Thanks Karen! You’ll flip! They’re SO GOOD!

  • THIS IS AMAZING. I LOVE Blue Diamond almonds, so I have to try this!:)

  • I’m obsessed with covering salmon in almonds – how have I never tried it with flavored almonds?! As soon as I can get my hands on the sriracha almonds, I’m doing it. Looks so good!

    • Jenn

      Do it right meooooow! <3

  • That chubby baby hand is too much!

    And you know I need these nuts. (TWSS)

  • I love salmon, and the combination of the flavors and the crunch from the almonds sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • OMG, this looks delicious. I am so craving salmon now. Yum!!

  • Kitty

    Oh, wow. I love almonds, Sriracha, and salmon. This looks womderful. Have to try it.

  • Thankfully I don’t have a husband and didn’t have to share my sriracha almonds because they were blow my mind good!

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