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pecan crunch topped salmon

 Pecan Crunch Topped Salmon is a super easy and delicious way to eat your fish!

Pecan Crunch Topped Salmon

**April 2017: this post has been updated with new photos.  The post content has remained the same!

I think the best indicator of a great recipe is when you find yourself making it over and over again.  Considering I like trying new things in the kitchen I don’t usually repeat many recipes but this is definitely an exception.

Since making it for the first time in January, I have made it 3 more times and can’t wait to have it again!  What’s not to love about a flaky salmon filet spread with creamy honey mustard and topped with a crunchy pecan breadcrumb mixture?

Pecan Crunch Topped Salmon

 We made this last weekend with grilled asparagus and the Spring Green Risotto recipe I posted last week and altogether it was one fantastic meal.  Not only is this a delicious way to prepare salmon, it can be put together in a matter of minutes.

Pecan Crunch Topped Salmon

 

For the asparagus we simply tossed trimmed asparagus spears in a couple tablespoons of olive oil, seasoned it with a Montreal Seasoning, and grilled it for about 10 minutes in a foil packet.

pecan crunch topped salmon

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 salmon filets

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • 6 salmon filets 4 oz each
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In small bowl, mix dijon mustard, butter, and honey.
  • In separate bowl, mix breadcrumbs, pecans, and parsley.
  • Season each salmon filet with salt and pepper, place on baking sheet and brush with honey mustard mixture. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Top each filet with breadcrumb mixture, evenly distributing among the 6 filets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until the salmon flakes with a fork. Serve with garnished lemon wedges.
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Pecan Crunch Topped Salmon

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  1. This sounds really good! I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to prepare salmon. I have individually packaged frozen fillets in my freezer that I often turn to for quick meals but I tend to always prepare them the same way (teriyaki style with rice). This recipe sounds delicious and simple. I have some seriously yummy dijon mustard that would be perfect for this. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Hey! Im so excited I found your blog. I heard about you from Ally at SweetandSavoryFood. I think you live in IC? I do, too! We should get together and chat food sometime!

  3. Amy Kelly – I hope you try this recipe…it’s a great change from the normal teriyaki salmon (which I eat all of the time too!)

    Kate – I’m glad you found my blog! I used to live in IC when I went to Iowa but sadly I live in Omaha now for grad school 🙁 I miss IC sooo much and go back to visit as much as I can…I will let you know next time I visit and we can have a food bloggers meet up 🙂

  4. My wife really loves your blog recipes and she made the dish. I already love salmon the way it is, but the pecans gave it a sweet kick. Thanks a lot for the advice. Keep up the great work with your articles and please stop by my health blog sometime. The web address is http://healthy-nutrition-facts.blogspot.com/.