Pecan-Crusted Dijon Salmon

I’ve got another great recipe I wanted to share, so I hope y’all don’t mind two recipes in a row…ok, good.

When I plan out our dinner menu each week, one constant in the rotation is salmon. This superfish is extremely high in Omega-3s, along with providing many other nutritional benefits, which is why I try and serve it so often. However since it does have a fairly strong fishy flavor, my challenge is always trying to find different ways to prepare it as Cameron someone gets really tired of having salmon. every. single. week.

That’s why I was thrilled to come across this recipe over at Allrecipes.com, as it’s a really tasty and easy way to cook salmon. I made a few minor changes to the recipe and I also scaled it down to serve two people instead of four. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans (depending on how pecan-y you want it)
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).               
    In a small bowl, stir together butter, mustard, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, pecans, and dill.               
    Brush each salmon fillet lightly with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.

    Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with a wedge of lemon (optional).  

    *Recipe Source: Baked Dijon Salmon, Allrecipes.com            

    I didn’t get a chance to take photos while making this recipe (mainly because I was hungry and didn’t want to take the time!), but the recipe is very simple and straightforward. I thought it was very flavorful and the pecans give it some nice texture. Give it a try and let me know what you think! xoxo

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