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Macadamia Nut Maple Roasted Salmon

a salmon filet covered with chopped macadamia nuts and maple syrup

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.

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 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!

Keywords: oven roasted salmon, nut crusted salmon, chili sauce salmon