Easy and delicious salmon dinner made in 30 minutes or less!
I hardly ever cook fish.
In fact, this is the very first fish dish that’s on my blog, and I’ve been blogging for almost two years! I have one shrimp dish on here, but this is my first actual fish one.
But why, you ask? Because I’m a big baby!
I just get nervous when the time comes to cook it! I’m terrified I’ll overcook it and that the texture will be tough or that it will just be gross. And it’s not like the cheapest meat to buy! So if you screw it up, it’s like throwing money down the drain. Or, er, the trash can…either one.
So instead, I order it when we go out for dinner on date nights. That way I’m never out of my comfort zone, someone else does the dirty work, and all is good.
Well, I had a random visit to the grocery store recently in which I got a little crazy, and grabbed some salmon filets. Yeah, I’m cool like that.
I put on my big girl pants and cooked it up with a little mustard & honey sauce and added a pecan/bread crumb coating on the top and OH EM GEE. I’ve got to say right now – I have never, ever had better salmon in my entire life.
Restaurant salmon ain’t got nuthin on this salmon! The salmon is tender, flakey and juicy. There’s a yummy sweet mustard tang to it, but it also has this amazing crunchy exterior that is too die for.
I will make this from now on and never order salmon at a restaurant ever again! Please do yourself a favor, and give this a try! You will fall in love!
And speaking of falling in love, this recipe is the one you need to make for your significant other for Valentine’s Day or your Anniversary this year. He/she will fall in love with this salmon and with you all over again! (Yes, it’s that good). 🙂 If you haven’t been converted to cooking fish at home, you will be!
Pecan Crusted Honey-Mustard Salmon
- 4 4-oz salmon filets
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or butter
- 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 4 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- In a small bowl, mix melted coconut oil, mustard and honey.
- In another small bowl, mix bread crumbs, pecans and parsley.
- Place salmon filets on a foil covered baking sheet. Season salmon with salt and pepper and pour the honey mixture over the tops. Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture.
- Bake salmon until it flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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Oh my, this looks DELICIOUS! I have just recently been making Salmon myself. If we do cook fish, it’s usually just tilapia…but I am definitely going to get the ingredients on next menu plan! If you get the chance, swing over by my blog & try the Sesame Salmon, it is pretty yummy! CANT WAIT to try this!!!
I love the sound of this dish, Jen! I make salmon on a regular basis, and this recipe would really change things up nicely! 🙂
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
This looks delicious Jen! I’m always looking for new ways to cook up seafood. Pinned!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
Delicious, Jen! I can’t believe this is your first seafood recipe. It looks really good 🙂
Adell Goff says
We are big fans of salmon over here, can’t wait to make this!!!
This looks fantastic for your first fish recipe Jen! I make fish weekly but I am always looking for new dishes and this sounds wonderful with coconut oil, Dijon and pecans! Pinning, can’t wait to try this and thanks for sharing 🙂
Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
Jen … I am the EXACT same way!!! I will order salmon out, but was always terrified to make it at home!! And yes – the cost of messing up is huge!!
But, one of my resolutions in 2014 is to be healthier and to less stressed. So we are eating better and I’m making menus up each weekend (the what’s-for-dinner stress was awful!). I’ve already printed this – and added it to next week’s menu! Pinning for our readers – I know they will love this too!!
Thanks for an awesome healthy recipe … and for helping reduce next’s week stress by planning dinner! 🙂
Yum! So trying this tonight! I love salmon so much but I never make it because I don’t like stinking up my house.lol! Love your recipes, Jen!! Xoxo!-Tara
I just made this and it was sooo good! I used almonds instead of pecans but it was still super tasty!!
Becca from It's Yummi! says
Jen, this salmon looks SO delicious! I’ve been eating a lot more fish lately, so this recipe will be a must make soon for me!
I found you over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party!
This Looks AMAZING! It’s in my oven right now and I can’t wait to try it . Plus it was so easy to prepare !
Ahhhh!!! I’m dying to know how you liked it!! My dad thought it was a little too sweet when my mom made it but my own family loved it!
Larry B says
Made this last night with some King Salmon. Everyone just loved it. Definitely a keeper. Like the use of the Coconut Oil instead of butter.
I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the comment!
Did you use panko or traditional bread crumbs?
Just the traditional kind, Jasmine. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Deb Jones says
Made this salmon last night and we really enjoyed it! The recipe and steps are both simple, used common kitchen ingredients, and tasted fantastic! Highly recommend!