A close up of a piece of food with a lemon
November 7, 2023
A close up of a piece of food with a lemon

Brain Healthy Ingredients: Cold water fish, Nuts, Olive Oil

Serves: 4

This recipe packs a double dose of omega-3s, by combining salmon and almonds. Cooking over low heat ensures a silky-textured salmon that’s never overcooked.


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 oz each)
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2/3 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped finely (can use a different herb if you prefer)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Bring salmon to room temperature by leaving it out on the counter for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Place a baking rack in a sheet pan.
  • Combine orange zest, orange juice, almonds, parsley, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Put salmon filets skin side down on the rack.
  • Drizzle each fillet with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place pan in oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Pat almond mixture onto salmon and return to oven for an additional 5 minutes, until nuts are toasted.
  • Salmon will be cooked through, although color will remain vibrant and flesh will be soft.