Almonds or sunflower seeds may also be used in place of hazelnuts.
Servings: Serves 4
Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley1 tablespoon grated organic lemon zest (use organic lemons to avoid non-organic lemon rind which is treated with fungicide)4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets2 tablespoons olive oil4 cups mixed organic baby greens (arugula, mesclun, spinach, etc.)Dash of sea salt and fresh pepperLemon wedges
Grind the almonds in a coffee grinder or food processor—do not overgrind and turn into a paste.
Mix almonds, parsley, lemon peel, salt and pepper on plate.
Dry the salmon; dredge salmon on both sides in the almond mixture.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the salmon and cook about 5 minutes on each side, making sure that the salmon is cooked through.
Arrange one cup of greens per plate.
Transfer the hot salmon fillets to plates.
Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.