Chia Crusted Salmon

By:  Chef Kate McAloon

Prep time: 10 – 15 minutes
Total Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Serves: 4

This is an easy dish to prepare for friends and family. Adding Chia seeds gives a wonderful crunchy crust.

INGREDIENTS 

½ cup finely chopped parsley 
1 tsp lemon grated lemon zest (rind) (optional) 
½ cup black and white Chia seeds 
1 tsp sea salt and pepper (or to taste) 
4 salmon fillets (skin removed) 
2 tbsp olive oil (reserve 1)

METHOD 

Place parsley, lemon zest, Chia seeds, salt and pepper in a blender and blend for 30– 60 seconds. Brush the fillets with reserved oil and divide the crust mixture evenly. Sprinkle over the top of each and press down gently to secure. Place the fillets in a baking dish, lined with baking paper and rubbed with 1 tsp oil. Bake in a 350F/180C oven for about 6 – 10 minutes. Then uncover and continue baking for 2 – 3 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired and serve with parsley leaves and lemon wedges.

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