Macadamia Nut Encrusted Salmon {Recipe Redux}

by Jennifer Lynn-Pullman on April 21, 2014


Macadamia Encrusted Salmon

For this month’s Recipe Redux challenge we were asked to share a recipe using a treasured piece of cookware passed on to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives.  I was given a nut grinder that belonged to my grandmother after both she and my grandfather passed away.  They used the nut grinder to grind pecans that they used for my favorite cookie recipe.  I shared their recipe for Crescent Cookies in December.  I have always admired things that are “old” and have a history behind them.  My grandfather wanted to make sure I was given this kitchen gadget, so he wrote my name on it and thankfully wrote the story behind it right on the grinder.  You can possibly see it in the picture.  The grinder was given to my grandmother, Hanni, as a bribe to go the the dentist in 1925.  My grandmother was born in 1921, so this made her about 4 years old at the time.  What four year old do you know who would be excited about a nut grinder?!  



Food Grinder, purchased in 1925 in Germany



My Grandmother Hanni and her doll.

My grandparents were both born in Germany and immigrated to the United States before they were teenagers.  My grandmother came to the U.S. with her parents and half brother.  My grandfather took the long journey here alone.  His parents were no longer married.  His mother came to the U.S. earlier to get a job and a place to live.  When she had enough money saved to purchase a ticket for him she sent it to my grandfather in Germany.  My Great-Grandfather apparently tried to convince him to stay, by promising him a bike, but my grandfather refused and joined his mother.  He was about the same age as my son now.  I can’t imagine Tyler taking such a long journey on a boat alone to a new country!

mom-mom family

My grandmother, her brother Harry, and her parents.


My grandfather Werner before he left Germany.

I decided to use the nut grinder to make a coating for my families favorite fish, salmon.  Macadamia nuts shredded and combined with panko bread crumbs provide a wonderful crunchy coating.

Macadamia Nut Encrusted Salmon {Recipe Redux}
Flavorful and crunchy salmon recipe.
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  1. 4 salmon fillets
  2. 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  3. 1 cup ground macadamia nuts
  4. Pinch of salt and pepper
  5. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  6. 1 glove garlic minced
  7. 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  8. 3/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  9. 1 egg beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, macadamia nuts, salt, and pepper.
  3. Combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sugar.
  4. Dip salmon into soy sauce mixture, then into egg, and finally into bread crumb mixture coating well.
  5. Place in a baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 -25 minutes.
Nourished Simply

My grandparents with Tyler 2003.



AquaTally {Review}

by Jennifer Lynn-Pullman on April 8, 2014


 I am sure you know hydration is important, especially since are bodies are about 80% water.  I frequently hear people say “I have to drink more water”.  I myself have to make a conscious effort to drink more fluid, especially water.  I found a few years ago that I consumed more fluid if I used an insulated cup with a straw.  I have a collection of them!  So when AquaTally contacted me about trying out their hydration cup I jumped at the chance.

The AquaTally hydration cup holds 16 ounces.  The indicator ring is marked from zero to eight.  Each number represents 1 cup of fluid.  This is a great tool for keeping track of your fluid intake.  I have used several apps to try to keep track of my fluid intake, but the AquaTally is so much easier.

The AquaTally retails for $11.95 and is available in three colors.   You can purchase an AquaTally cup through their website.  AquaTally is offering my readers a 25% discount using the code healthy.


 Check out this video to learn more about AquaTally.


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