Recipe: Pecan Crusted Baked Salmon

A client was telling me about this fabulous salmon recipe that has been passed down to her from her Grandma. It sounded so scrumptious I had to share with you guys. I love salmon for it’s deliciously fresh flavor. But I also love eating it, knowing all the omega-3s are doing great things for my brain, hair, and skin. Enjoy paired with roasted sweet potatoes. Yum.

Pecan Crusted Baked Salmon (serves four)

2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon margarine
4 teaspoons honey
1/4 c fresh bread crumbs
1/4 c finely chopped pecans (I crush them in a ziploc with a meat mallet)
4 (4-6oz) salmon fillets
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 450
2. Mix mustard, margarine and honey in small bowl
3. Mix bread crumbs, pecans and parsley in a separate small bowl
4. Season salmon with salt and pepper if desired. Place on lightly greased baking sheet (we used PAM spray). Brush with mustard honey mixture. Pat crumb mixture on top.
5. Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until the salmon just flakes when tested with fork.