Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

This Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon is easy to prepare, delicious for brunch, or served with a salad for lunch, and good enough for any dinner party!

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

This past week, we entertained on a weeknight. It was a very simple meal, and we stayed up past midnight talking with our dear friends, which is also unusual for us on a weeknight.

I wouldn’t trade these moments with friends for anything. Hours together like these are rare, and friendships like these are priceless. We learn so much, we’re challenged, encouraged, and we grow. The table experience is essential for spiritual growth, and friendships. If you’re missing out, figure out what changes you can make to schedule dinners back into your life.

I wrote a post about 4 happiness stealers over 3 years ago, and I recently reposted it on my RE Facebook page.

Being vulnerable

It’s true, if you don’t enjoy the table experience, possibly it’s because you do not know what to talk about. Or, you don’t have interesting friends in your life. I love to steer people to Dr. Brene’ Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability.

I always love a message that encourage people to get back to being real and honest, and to better their lives. A table experience with people who can let their guards down and enjoy one another is a rare thing, I’m finding more and more.

Learn to invest

Friends, I’m not sure what it’s all about. Except to say that I believe our generation is becoming more and more ‘about me, and not wanting to take the TIME to invest in others.

Last night at the table, we talked about real hurts. I won’t go into detail, but every family has them.

Being real and open is what makes Christianity so beautiful. It’s about loving, and putting ourselves out there, no matter how imperfect we are, in need of grace and mercy.

Along with loving people sometimes comes speaking the truth in love.

Try it, friends! Invite people in. Be willing to be real and authentic—sharing hurts, challenges, weaknesses, pains, struggles.

And then move forward with people in a deeper way.

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

I served one of my favorite salmon recipes. My poor friends. Every time they come to dinner, it’s always salmon. But, I’ve learned that even those who might dabble in salmon recipes (not true lovers), walk away saying that was the best salmon I’ve ever eaten!

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

The ingredients are very simple. I love how you can make this up the day before.

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

You can prepare it right before your guests arrive, and then pop it into the oven for 12 minutes.

Delicious, hot, tender, perfectly-cooked salmon.

Serve with a few side dishes or salads (you’ve got to try THIS Greek Pasta Salad) and you will have happy guests!

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon - dinner in 30 minutes!
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Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 -8


  • 2.5 pounds salmon fillet
  • 1 1/2 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dill weed dry
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Rinse the salmon; cut the salmon fillet into 2-3 large pieces. Dry the sides with a paper towel and place on a large parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a food processor, finely chop the macadamia nuts. Combine the nuts, brown sugar, lime juice, dill, and pepper together in a small bowl. Spread on top of the salmon, pressing firmly to pack it down.
  •  Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is done. Don’t overcook the salmon. Use the back of a spatula to press down on the salmon to feel if it’s cooked. If the spongy feeling is gone, and the salmon is firm, then it is cooked!
  • Remove from the oven; let sit for 3-5 minutes. Serve.

More salmon recipes:

Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner {Foodie Crush}

20-minute Salmon Quinoa Cakes {Aggie’s Kitchen}

Simple Pesto Salmon {Peanut Butter Fingers}

Planked Salmon with Maple-Ancho Chili {RE}

Plus, friends, are you following my SALMON LOVER Pinterest board?
Follow Reluctant Entertainer | Sandy’s board :: Salmon Lover on Pinterest.

Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon - dinner in 30 minutes!

5 comments on “Macadamia Lime Baked Salmon”

  1. Wow! I’m so glad that I stumbled on your post! Thank you for such beautiful words of encouragement and friendship. I don’t believe in coincidences, I know my husband and I found your post for a reason. Thank you, again!

  2. Sandy, I love salmon, and this recipe looks delicious!  I noticed that the 2.5 lb filet is cut into 2-3 pieces before cooking, and the recipe yields 6-8 servings.  Would I cut it again into smaller servings when it is out of the oven, or was that just a mistake in the recipe?  I cannot wait to make this right away!  Thank you!!

    • Holly, the reason why I cook this in several larger fillets is because it’s easier to serve, if you remove to a platter. You can also cook in one large fillet, but I find it cooks more evenly when it is divided.

  3. “salad”  I should proof read!

  4. I can’t wait to try this salmon!  The sad looks great as well.  Have you posted that recipe? 

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