Pecan crusted Salmon

Pecan crusted Salmon

Today, I write this recipe for my mom. 

We celebrate mother’s day many states away and if I can’t cook her favorite fish in person, I’ll at least do it virtually. 

My mom who put up with my picky eating as a kid and teenager and would make me flounder whenever she served salmon for her and dad. 

I won’t write what else my mom put up with from me, but let’s just say she’s a champ and I owe a lot to her love and support. 

But look now mom, my tastes have changed, I’m cooking with mushrooms (those always got picked out of my dinners!), and I like salmon (finally!)


2 6 oz salmon fillets
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/3 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
olive oil

Salmon prep

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl mix together the chopped pecans and panko breadcrumbs, set aside. 

Season your salmon with salt and pepper on both sides.  With the salmon skin side down, coat each side evenly with the dijon mustard.  Firmly press the pecan panko mixture on top of the mustard coated salmon. 

Carefully move the fillets to an oven and broiler safe pan that has been drizzled with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil.  Drizzle a little more olive oil on top of each of the salmon fillets before placing in the oven. 

pecan crusted salmon before

Bake until completely cook, about 10-12 minutes. Then transfer to the broil for an additional minute to brown the topping.

Remove from the broiler and serve immediately.  

Pecan crusted Salmon

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! (and to all other Mom’s too!)

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  1. that looks so delicious! i’d love to try that! i definitely need to cook fish more often, i always get really nervous about cooking it so i rarely actually do it – i need to get over that so i can make this!

    • Don’t be afraid! Fish is so easy and as long as it is from a trusted fishmonger it’s okay if you end up under cooking something like salmon! Better a little pink than dry!

  2. You salmon looks delicious. Never tried with pecan, good idea!

  3. Wow, this looks great. I am hooked (no pun intended, really). We just moved our daughter to Brooklyn – am sending her a link to your site, which looks really helpful. Love the recipes that highlight leeks, too – they are so yummy and do not get into the spotlight very often.

    • Thank you much Maria, your compliments mean a lot! Best of luck to your daughter! Brooklyn is the best, I’m sure she will have a great time here. Please let me know if I can provide any recommendations.


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