Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Quick and easy, this oven-roasted Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon brings together classic flavors in an entrée perfect for weekday or weekend. Quick and easy, this oven-roasted Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon brings together classic flavors in an entrée perfect for weekday or weekend.

If a flavor combo is good enough to inspire a salad dressing, you know it’s gotta be a winner. 

And Honey Dijon is certainly a well-known classic! So for my Sunday blogging group’s “oven-roasted” feature (more below), I decided to use honey, mustard and a scattering of crunchy pecans, to top flavorful salmon. Quick and easy, this oven-roasted Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon brings together classic flavors in an entrée perfect for weekday or weekend.

The result? A lovely and simple dinner. 

Easy Oven Roast!

Have you been feeling the need for easier recipes lately? I don’t know if it’s some new type of Covid fatigue or just having to deal with… So. Much. Harvest. Well, guess I can’t complain about the bountiful CSA boxes! 

But I was happy to prepare a truly simple recipe tonight. Do a quick mix of topping ingredients, spread it on salmon, and bake. Easy-peasy!

I served my Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon with some coleslaw I had on hand, in keeping with my easy theme. Quick and easy, this oven-roasted Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon brings together classic flavors in an entrée perfect for weekday or weekend.

Just one notch up on the easy scale, roasted vegetables would be another great side–and can cook (mostly) with the salmon. If you go this route, cut your veggies on the small side, toss with oil and salt, and put into the oven 10-15 minutes before the salmon. This will ensure they are tender when the salmon is cooked through.

Then take the extra time to go out and enjoy the beautiful fall!

Quick and easy, this oven-roasted Honey Dijon Pecan Salmon brings together classic flavors in an entrée perfect for weekday or weekend.

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Quick and easy, this oven-roasted Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon brings together classic flavors in an entrée perfect for weekday or weekend.

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Fish:

  • 4 (6-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets
  • Salt

Instructions

With a knife or food processor, chop the pecans into a mixture of small pieces and (almost ground) very small pieces. Add the remaining topping ingredients, then stir well to make a chunky paste.

Pat dry the salmon fillets and sprinkle with salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set the salmon on this, skin side down. Spread the pecan mixture on the flesh side as evenly as you can. Bake in a 375 F oven until fish reaches a temperature of 135-145F, about 12-15 minutes, depending on thickness.

Top with a sprinkling of fresh parsley or other herbs if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 14g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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10 thoughts on “Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

  1. Juliana

    Wow Inger, this salmon topped with honey and pecan sounds and looks delicious…like the idea of the sweet honey on it…great recipe.
    Beautiful picture…glad that you are enjoying Autumn…have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. JEAN WILDE

    I made this tonight, and it was a big hit at our house. I’ll be making it again soon. Thanks, Inger!

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