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Maple and Walnut-Crusted Salmon

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The following recipe, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Maple syrup is not just for breakfast! Believe it or not, the sticky-sweet goodness is the perfect compliment to fresh salmon fillets!

Mixed with earthy walnuts and chili powder to create a sweet and spicy crust, this seasonal seafood supper is quick to make, impressive to serve and best enjoyed with rice!

Maple and Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Maple and Walnut-Crusted Salmon


  • ¾ cup walnuts, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. granulated onion
  • ¼ cup Heinen's pure organic maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 4 8 oz. salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Add the walnuts, chili powder, thyme, granulated garlic, granulated onion, syrup, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix until completely combined.  Set aside.
  3. Add the oil to a large frying pan over high heat.
  4. Add the salmon to the pan, skin-side-down, and generously add the maple walnut mixture to the top of each fillet. Cook for a total of 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake at 425°D for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.

Maple and Walnut Crusted Salmon

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

Recent Reviews

  1. Very good salmon recipe. I had no walnuts so used pecans and also
    Molasses in stead of maple syrup.
    I think maple syrup would be better !

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