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This pecan crusted honey mustard salmon is seriously delicious. The combination of the hearty, yet flakey salmon with the sweet and tangy honey mustard and the toasted and crunchy pecan crust makes for one heckofa dish. It's a perfect, easy weeknight meal that will surely "wow" whoever you serve it to. showmetheyummy.com #healthy #salmon #pecans #honeymustard #seafood
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Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon

This pecan crusted honey mustard salmon is seriously delicious. The combination of the hearty, yet flakey salmon with the sweet and tangy honey mustard and the toasted and crunchy pecan crust makes for one heckofa dish. It's a perfect, easy weeknight meal that will surely "wow" whoever you serve it to.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, honey mustard, pecan crust
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 oz) Atlantic Salmon filets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges if desired

Honey Mustard Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Pecan Crust

  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

Honey Mustard Marinade

  • Whisk together dijon, butter, and honey until well combined, set aside.

Pecan Crust

  • Combine panko, pecans, dried basil, and garlic powder together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Assembling

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the salmon on the baking sheet skin side down. Season with salt.
  • Brush the honey mustard on the top and sides of the salmon. Make sure to use all the marinade!
  • Place in the fridge to marinate for an hour.
  • Remove the salmon from the fridge and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Evenly coat the top of the salmon in the pecan crust and gently press down to make sure it sticks.
  • Bake for 10 minutes per 1 inch of thickness, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. My salmon was 1 inch thick, so I baked it for 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with lemon as a garnish, if desired!

Notes

*The prep time includes marinating the fish.
** The original recipe serves two, but it's easily doubled!

Nutrition

Serving: 1salmon | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.3mg