Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon is a wonderful healthy inspired recipe featuring chopped pecans and granulated maple sugar. Healthy eating never tasted so good!
Are you trying to eat healthier but still want your meals to be packed with wonderful flavor? Then you’ll definitely want to try Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon. This recipe is so simple to make. Simply make a pecan coating and rub it on the top of a few salmon filets.
Now, let’s talk a bit about granulated maple sugar. It’s an ingredient that I’m very accustomed as my family has been producing pure maple syrup since 1971. That’s crazy right?! Maple is what led me to write two cookbooks and continues to fuel my passion for recipe development. I keep it on hand in our pantry at all times. Since you probably don’t have parents that you can call to have them ship you some, you can easily find it on Amazon. If you live in New England or New York area, there’s plenty of local farms or mom and pop type grocery stores who often have it on hand. But if not, it’s available online. Substitute granulated maple sugar for equal parts in any recipe that calls for granulated sugar. It gives you a touch of maple taste and is a raw sugar.
Simply place the maple pecan coating on the top of the salmon filet and bake in the oven. Or you could place this salmon on a cedar board on the grill. That would be perfect for summer dinners!
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Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon
Maple and pecans make an amazing coating on this delicious salmon recipe. Perfect for eating healthy but still wanting plenty of wonderful flavor!
- 2 Salmon filets 5-6 ounces each
- 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons granulated maple sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
- juice from 1/2 orange
- salt and black pepper to taste
Spray a cast iron pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the chopped pecans, maple sugar, ground mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Press on the top of each salmon filet. Place the fillets in the pan.
Cook in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 20-22 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Enjoy with seasonal vegetables and rice.
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