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Walnut Stuffed Salmon

Walnut Stuffed Salmon
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Minced onion
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skinned and pin bones removed



1 In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.

2 Stir in garlic, spinach, salt and pepper and cook until spinach starts to wilt, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

3 Add cooked rice to spinach and stir in lemon zest until well combined.

4 Spread spinach mixture evenly over salmon and sprinkle with cheese and walnuts.

5 Roll up gently using toothpicks or butcher’s twine to secure.

6 Place salmon on a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and bake in 375° oven until fish is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

7 Transfer to cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with steamed seasonal vegetables or green salad.

Source: California Walnut Board