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a salmon fillet in a pan with a cashew coating

Cashew Crusted Salmon with “Ponzu” Sauce

Author: from The Keto Paleo Kitchen
Servings: 4
This Keto salmon recipe is incredibly, like INCREDIBLY delicious and also Paleo, gluten-free, Whole30, and dairy-free.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins


  • 1 cup Cashew Pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 lb Salmon Fillets (with skin)
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 lime (juiced)


  • In a food processor, blend the cashews, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and salt, until even, green crumbles are formed.
  • In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over high heat, then place the salmon fillets in the pan, skin side down. Immediately spread the cashew crumbles on top the fillets, pressing them down onto the fish and creating a crust about ½ to ¾ inch thick. Cover immediately with a tight-fitting lid and lower the heat to medium. Cook until the salmon is turning opaque all over, about 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and let sit for another minute.
  • While the salmon is cooking, make the ponzu sauce by mixing the coconut aminos with the lime juice.
  • Serve hot with a couple of tablespoons of ponzu sauce on top of the salmon.


*This is from the book, The Keto Paleo Kitchen by Vivica Menegaz
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, Keto, Paleo, Seafood, Whole30
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