walnut crusted salmon with Guinness Reduction

Walnut Crusted Salmon with Guinness Reduction

This Walnut Crusted Salmon is topped with a Guinness reduction sauce.  Delicious choice for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you want a hearty yet healthful dish.
Course Entree
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 475 kcal
Author Robin Gagnon


  • 2 wild salmon fillets or steaks
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • generous pinch of Kosher salt
  • a few grinds of fresh pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees & line a baking pan or dish with foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Put the salmon on foil and top with walnuts. Press gently to secure the nuts.
  3. When oven is ready, bake the salmon for about 10 minutes.
  4. While salmon is baking, whisk reduction ingredients together, and put in shallow pan over med-high heat. Stirring frequently.
  5. Reduce until it coats a spoon well, but is thinner than maple syrup. Remove from heat. It will thicken a little more as it cools a little. The ends goal is the consistency of maple syrup.
  6. To serve, drizzle the reduction over the salmon and accompanying starch.
Nutrition Facts
Walnut Crusted Salmon with Guinness Reduction
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 918mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.