Dairy Farmers of Canada

Almond Crusted Maple Salmon Recipe with Swiss Cheese

Sweeten up your salmon with a lively maple marinade – and layer in some Swiss Cheese for an extra indulgent twist. Serve with fresh veggies and rice.

  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cooking: 8 min - 10 min
Yields 4 servings
Maple salmon fillet stuffed with a slice of swiss cheese


  • 4 salmon fillets 5 oz (150 g) each
  • 5 oz (150 g) Canadian Swiss sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced almonds
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
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Preheat the oven to 425 °F (210 °C).

Cut the salmon fillets in two horizontally without slicing all the way through. Insert the Swiss cheese slices into the opening, then close the fish, securing it with toothpicks if necessary.

In a bowl, mix the mustard and maple syrup. Season. Coat the salmon fillets with this mixture and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Remove the salmon fillets from the marinade and place them on a cookie sheet. Spread the almonds over the top of the fillets (the almonds will stick to the marinade) and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until done as desired. Serve immediately with vegetable rice.


Try it with Canadian Gouda, Cheddar, or Emmental, etc.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 532 Calories
Protein: 43 g
Carbohydrate: 16 g
Fat: 33 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 710 mg
(% DV*)
Calcium: 362 mg