Maple Pecan Salmon

Maple Pecan Salmon is a sweet and savoury salmon dish. The salmon is topped with a sweet and crunchy pecan crust that gets a little bit of heat from cayenne pepper. A thin layer of Dijon mustard cuts the fishiness of the Maple Pecan Salmon and really brings together the flavours. This sweet and savoury dish can be complimented with a salad or steamed veggies.

Maple Pecan Salmon by @JesseLWellness #glutenfree

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The Standard American Diet is very rich in omega-6 and low in omega-3. While both essential fatty acids (EFAs) are important, having too much omega-6 can cause inflammation. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 that can help balance out your EFA ratio. Omega-3 improves overall cell function, regulates inflammation and supports brain function. Omega-3′s anti-inflammatory properties also make salmon excellent for relieving joint pain.

Maple Pecan Salmon by @JesseLWellness #salmon

Maple Pecan Salmon

(gluten free, paleo, dairy free)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time:  20 minutes

Serving size: 3

Ingredients:

  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Combine chopped pecan, maple syrup and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
  3. Check salmon for bones and pat dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper
  4. Place salmon on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard the salmon fillet and top with the pecan mixture.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes uncovered.
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Maple Pecan Salmon
 
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Maple Pecan Salmon is a sweet and savoury salmon dish. The salmon is topped with a sweet and crunchy pecan crust that gets a little bit of heat from cayenne pepper.
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Recipe type: Paleo & Omnivore Mains
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Combine chopped pecan, maple syrup and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
  3. Check salmon for bones and pat dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper
  4. Place salmon on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard the salmon fillet and top with the pecan mixture.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes uncovered.

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4 Responses to “Maple Pecan Salmon”

  1. Crystal @ A Lovin’ Forkful May 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Wow! Just, wow. This looks absolutely fantastic. I am always on the lookout for new recipes for salmon. My favorites are these sweet/savory combo’s. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kaarin May 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Just made these for the fam and they were a hit. Loved the mix of hot and sweet. Definitely will be making them again!

  3. Nicola May 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Simple, few ingredients, good for you, and tasty is all I want in a dinner!

  4. Jess May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    Didnt have cayenne so I used hot curry paste instead!! Delightful!!!!! Thanks for the recipe! I also made the salmon cakes with dill sauce recently, superb!

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