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Macadamia Nut Maple Roasted Salmon

This Macadamia Nut Maple Roasted Salmon recipe is such a flavourful and delicious way to serve salmon. Made with 4 simple ingredients: salmon, macadamia nuts, sweet chili sauce and maple syrup.

Oh, this Macadamia Nut Maple Roasted Salmon, let me tell you, it is absolutely scrumptious and I really hope you make it! This quick recipe is simple enough for a weeknight, but ‘fancy’ enough for weekend dinners.

a salmon filet covered with chopped macadamia nuts and maple syrup

About this salmon recipe:

This recipe is for a large filet of salmon smothered with sweet chili sauce and maple syrup. Then crusted with chopped macadamia nuts, and roasted in the oven. It’s absolutely delicious, the flavour will amaze you…the sweetness from the sweet sauce and maple syrup, with the toasted macadamia nuts, is perfect with the roasted salmon. So good.

a top down image of a salmon filet covered with chopped macadamia nuts and maple syrup

A quick and easy meal that looks so fancy!

Because this salmon is so easy to make, and has such big impact, it would make an amazing dish for any dinner party. It looks so fancy, but really it’s easy to make and could also be enjoyed any week night. Ready in about 35 minutes.

a salmon filet covered with chopped macadamia nuts and maple syrup

Maple Roasted Salmon Menu Idea:

You can serve this maple roasted salmon with a green vegetable such as a simple green salad, broccoli, lemon garlic broccolini, steamed green beans or your favourite vegetables. It’s also delicious with a side of rice or roasted potatoes.

a macadamia nut crusted salmon steak sits on a dinner plate with roasted potatoes and broccolini

Maple Roasted Salmon Recipe

  • Macadamia Nuts: Use salted macadamia nuts and chop them. The amount of nuts you use can vary depending on how thick you want the nut crust on your salmon to be. You want enough to be able to have a good crust on your salmon after you have crushed them up. Refer to pictures.
  • Salmon: We always use large salmon filets for this recipe, but you can also use salmon steaks or smaller, individual filets.
  • How much salmon to use? The size of the salmon you use will depend on how many people you are serving. The size I have used in this recipe is enough for 8 servings, and so the ingredient measurements listed reflect this.
  • Maple Syrup: Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup. We also like to drizzle the finished salmon with a little extra syrup.
  • Chili Sauce: Use sweet chili sauce or teryaki sauce is great too!
  • Salmon Baking Tip! A very general rule to baking salmon is to bake it approximately 10 minutes for each 1 inch of thickness.
  • Tip! If the macadamia nut mixture doesn’t look golden at serving time, you can broil it for a couple of minutes, just long enough to golden up the nuts. Make sure you watch it closely under the broiler, you don’t want the nuts to burn!
  • How to tell if the salmon is cooked: The easiest way to tell if salmon is cooked through is to gently press down on the top of it with a fork and it will flake easily.
  • Leftovers: Any leftover salmon keeps well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days. I don’t recommend freezing them.
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Macadamia Nut Maple Roasted Salmon

a salmon filet covered with chopped macadamia nuts and maple syrup

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This Macadamia Nut Maple Roasted Salmon recipe is such a flavourful and delicious way to serve salmon. Made with 4 simple ingredients: salmon, macadamia nuts, sweet chili sauce and maple syrup.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish and Seafood
  • Method: Oven

Ingredients

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  • 1 piece of salmon – I used a fillet of salmon (which is a big piece of fish, almost 2 inches in thickness in some spots. This piece basically filled our baking sheet. This size is enough to feed 4 adults and a couple of kids!)
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce or teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • a little extra maple syrup to drizzle on after baking for a garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay a piece of parchment paper or tin foil on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Then lay down the salmon fillet, skin side down.
  4. Generously spread the chili sauce (or teriyaki sauce) on the top of the salmon. Don’t skimp on the amount!
  5. Then drizzle on the maple syrup. You can use a lot if you really want the flavour and the sweetness of the syrup.
  6. Then add the crushed macadamia nuts, covering the top of the salmon, making a crust.
  7. Generously season with salt and pepper.
  8. For the size of salmon that I used, I baked it for about 20 minutes (a very general rule to baking salmon is to bake it approximately 10 minutes for each 1 inch of thickness). Check to make sure the nuts aren’t getting too brown. If they are browning too quickly, cover the salmon with tin foil and continue baking.
  9. When the salmon is done you can drizzle it with a little extra maple syrup.
  10. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy this maple salmon recipe! Have a delicious day!

Please note that this recipe was originally published in 2012. I have since updated this post with new images and recipe tips!

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