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Pecan Crusted Salmon


Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of Pecan Crusted Salmon with my simple and delicious recipe, perfect for any occasion and so easy to make!

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2 pieces, 5 oz each salmon 125 g
1/2 cup pecans
3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
to taste salt
to taste fresh cracked pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey

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1 piece
Serving Size
38.8 g
35.1 g
21.6 g
4.4 g
Saturated Fat
7.8 g
91 mg
4.6 g
201 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Try the amazing taste of this Pecan Crusted Salmon recipe. Succulent salmon fillets coated in crunchy pecan crust, seasoned with a hint of mustard and honey for a delightful blend of savory and sweet flavors. So delicious!

      Pecan crusted Salmon on a plate with a fork in one hand.

      What is the Best Season to Make this Recipe?

      Pecan Crusted Salmon is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed year-round.

      The nutty flavors of pecans complement the richness of salmon, making it an ideal choice for family gatherings!

      What are the Health Benefits of this Dish?

      There are many health benefits in this recipe. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health and reduce inflammation.

      Pecans are rich in antioxidants and healthy fats, offering a satisfying crunch and providing essential nutrients.

      Together, they create a wholesome dish full of proteins. Just perfect.

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      You can find the ingredients for Pecan Crusted Salmon at your local grocery store or farmer’s market.

      Look for fresh salmon fillets in the seafood section, along with high-quality pecans, breadcrumbs, mustard, and honey.

      Try to choose organic ingredients to enhance the flavor and nutritional value of the dish.

      A closeup of delicious Pecan Crusted Salmon on a yellow plate.

      Can I Substitute any of the Ingredients?

      While this recipe features pecans, you can experiment with other nuts such as almonds or walnuts – for a unique flavor.

      You can choose whole-grain breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs.

      And feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. Just remember that each ingredient contributes to the dish’s overall flavor.

      Can I Make this Dish Part of a Menu?

      Of course! This Pecan Crusted Salmon pairs beautifully with a variety of side dishes and accompaniments.

      For an appetizer, serve my delicious Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Spicy Salmon Tartare, or Tuna Carpaccio.

      Add some Simple Boiled Red Potatoes as a side. Or serve with Garlic Tomato Salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

      For a dessert, go with my Apple Cinanamon Cake, Kiwi Pavlova, or Raspberry Pavlova.

      Which Drinks Pair Well with this Dish?

      To enhance the flavors of Pecan Crusted Salmon, consider pairing it with crisp white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Encruzado Wine works great here, too.

      The acidity and fruitiness of these wines complement the richness of the salmon with pecans.

      Alternatively, a light and refreshing beer, such as a Belgian witbier or pale ale, can also be an excellent choice.

      A closeup of delicious Pecan Crusted Salmon on a yellow plate with fork and knife.

      How Long Can I Store the Leftovers?

      If you find yourself with leftovers (it happens rarely though), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

      To maintain optimal flavor and texture, gently reheat the salmon in the oven or microwave before serving at a low temperature.

      Enjoy it as a quick and satisfying meal or add it to salads and sandwiches for a delightful twist!

      Recipe Tips & Tricks:

      • Ensure the salmon fillets are patted dry before applying the mustard-honey mixture to help the pecan crust adhere.
      • Be generous with pecans! The generous coating of chopped pecans ensures a crunchy and flavorful crust that makes this dish extra special.
      • Keep an eye on the salmon while baking to prevent overcooking. Aim for a moist and tender interior with a golden-brown crust on the exterior.

      Enjoy this delicious Pecan Crusted Salmon recipe and come back for more!

      A closeup of delicious Pecan Crusted Salmon on a yellow plate.

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      1 min

      Preheat oven

      Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.

      2 min

      Chop pecans

      Chop pecans, and add them to a bowl with breadcrumbs. Mix.

      1 min


      In another small bowl, mix the mustard and honey until smooth.

      2 min


      Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Place them on the prepared baking sheet with foil. Spread the mustard-honey mixture evenly over the top of each salmon fillet.

      2 min

      Press and drizzle

      Press the pecan-breadcrumb mixture onto the mustard-honey-coated salmon fillets, ensuring they are evenly coated. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.

      15 min


      Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and the crust is golden brown and crispy.
      Once cooked, remove the salmon from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

      1 min


      Your Pecan Crusted Salmon is ready. Enjoy!



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