A pecan topping gives this Pecan Crusted Salmon a sweet and savory crust while the fish is tender and flakey. It is a delicious way to prepare baked salmon!
Pecan Crusted Salmon
This pecan crusted salmon one of my favorite ways to cook salmon. It comes out tender and flaky every time! It also has a sweet, crunchy crust made of pecans and brown sugar! You won’t believe how good it is! I got this recipe from my sister Echo – she is the queen of cooking amazing salmon! You can serve this with veggies, salad, couscous – it really goes well with anything!
Health Benefits of Salmon
You definitely don’t have to talk me into eating salmon. However, I was even MORE on board with salmon when I heard all of the health benefits of eating it! Salmon is so rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Omgea 3 fatty acids have TONS of health benefits. They reduce inflammation in your body, lower your triglycerides, and help lower your cholesterol! You should seriously consider adding more salmon to your diet.
Tips for Making Pecan Crusted Salmon
Cooking salmon in the oven is the easiest way to have a fancy dinner with minimal effort! Salmon cooks really quickly in the oven, so make sure you watch it carefully. Salmon fillets can come in a variety of thicknesses, so the cook time will vary a little. However, a standard rule of thumb to follow is 4-6 minutes for every half-inch of thickness. Most fillets are about one inch thick in the thickest part, start checking around eight minutes. When the fish starts to flake easily with a fork and the flesh looks opaque, your salmon is ready! As far as the crust goes, don’t skip the milk step! It will make the batter stick to the fish so much better. Also, make sure you coat the fillet completely in the pecan mixture.
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How to Make Pecan Crusted Salmon
- Put salmon and milk in a ziploc bag for 10 min. Take out salmon and discard milk.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Completely coat salmon in dry mixture.
- Place oil in a frying pan on med-high heat. Brown both sides (about 2-3 min each side). Place salmon on a cookie sheet lined with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 min.