Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare shallow baking dish that can accommodate both fillets without overlapping by lightly spraying with cooking spray.
Rinse salmon and pat dry with a paper towel. Place salmon fillets skin side down in baking dish.
In a small bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add almonds, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well until the almonds and cheese are well coated with the melted butter. Top each salmon portion with the topping mixture, using half for each, pressing lightly to adhere.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crust has turned light golden brown and salmon is cooked. Internal temperature of salmon should be 145°F. Cooking time depends greatly on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
Recipe can easily be halved for one serving, or doubled for four servings.
If desired, pistachios, pecans, or walnuts can be substituted for the almonds.
Adjust seasoning to your liking. Increase garlic powder or leave it out. Or use another seasoning of your choice.