Pecan Crusted Salmon

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It’s officially the first week of playoffs for Marc’s team.  It’s chaotic and exciting at the same time, and it’s really a lot of fun to watch the games – a lot more fun then during the regular season. They won the first game of the five game series last night and tonight there’s another game.  Needless to say, our daily activities consists of him napping and me trying to be as quiet as I can so not much cooking is getting done.  Not that I’m complaining.  It’s a nice break from our usual routine.

Before the playoffs began, we managed to have a few great meals, and this pecan crusted salmon is one of those meals.  Pecans are hands-down my favorite nuts.  If they weren’t so expensive I would eat them roasted, salted, candied, coated in cinnamon – any way I can.  I love pecans.  Putting them on salmon is just another great way to eat them.  I’ve always considered pecan crusted salmon to be a fancy restaurant dish that I couldn’t make at home, but I was wrong.

 It takes only a few minutes and a few ingredients to whip up the tasty topping, and then you simply pop it in the oven until the salmon is cooked.  It’s the perfect dish for entertaining – or for any old night at home with your family.  Marc and I had this the other night with some plain couscous and creamy cucumber salad.

Pecan Crusted Salmon - ateaspoonofhappiness.com


Pecan Crusted Salmon

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 pounds salmon filets
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans (salted or unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine pecans, parsley, garlic and lemon zest with olive oil.
  3. Season the salmon filets liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread the topping evenly over the salmon filets.
  5. Bake salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20 minutes or until fish is fully cooked.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from The Tasty Life.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    March 8, 2013 at 6:36 am

    This is not only delicious, also loaded with protein! Love it!

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    March 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This looks delicious and I love the idea of the crunch from the pecans. I am definitely pinning this and going to try it. Thanks so much!
    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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    March 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    So pretty, picture is great. This Salmon looks delicious!
    Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mlie, I pinned it. Can’t wait to see what you share next week.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    March 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I want to try that!!

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    Pecan Crusted Salmon | Tatyana's Seattle Kitchen
    May 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

    […] Salmon is something we love for our dinners! I’ve never expanded my recipe though besides the basic lemon/dill and bake for 25 minutes. Tonight I tried something new I found on Pinterest: Pecan Crusted Salmon […]

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    January 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    More seafood recipes please! Do you have a cookbook?

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      Melissa Belanger
      January 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      I will try my best! No. I don’t have a cookbook. Maybe someday!

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