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Pecan Crusted Salmon
$12.58 recipe, $3.15 serving
Pecan crusted salmon is the perfect healthy dinner! Perfect for weeknight meals but fancy enough for entertaining! Buttery salmon topped with dijon mustard and chopped pecans makes the perfect low carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 friendly meal! Only 7 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes!
If you bought a large piece of salmon, cut it down into individual filets (using kitchen scissors).
Place parchment paper or aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Place the salmon, skin side down on the baking sheet. NOTE: If the salmon does not have skin, make sure you spray the parchment/foil with non-stick spray first.
In a small bowl combine the mustard, lemon juice, dried thyme, salt and garlic powder.
Pour the mustard mixture over the salmon filets evenly. Use the back of a spoon to spread the mixture evenly over each piece of salmon.
In a food processor or with a sharp knife, chop the pecans.
Spread the pecans evenly over the salmon.
Optional: If you want to add a veggie to the sheet pan, add the veggies and make sure to season them (see options below).
Bake in 425F oven for 15 minutes.
Remove and serve hot.
To add veggies to the sheet pan. the best veggies to add would be:
Also you will want to season the veggies before baking to ensure they have some flavor.Simply spray them with some olive oil (or avocado oil) and add ¼ tsp of salt, ¼ tsp of garlic powder and ¼ tsp of Italian seasoning. Stir well before baking. What is the best salmon to use for this recipe? Sockeye salmon is best followed by coho salmon! Make sure you look for wild caught salmon!Can you leave the skin on?Yes! Salmon skin is edible but typically not very tasty when baked this way. To make it easy to remove the skin after baking, don't spray the foil or parchment paper. The skin will stick and you can slide the salmon right off!Can you use frozen salmon?You can use salmon that was previously frozen, but it must be defrosted! The cooking time will be too long for the pecans with frozen salmon.What other nuts can you use?