Sunday, March 14, 2010

salmon bake with pecan crunch

salmon has a lot going for it. first, it's a yummy firm fish, one could even call it "meaty". second, it's super healthy and full of delicious-sounding stuff like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin d. and third, it's fairly easy to find on sale. ooo-wee! that's my kind of fish.
this recipe is a great combo of tangy mustard and sweet honey flavors, and has great crunch from the pecans. i think it highlights the the flavor and meatiness of the salmon really well. just... trust me!

salmon bake with pecan crunch (from, i think)
2 T. dijon mustard
2 T. butter, melted
1 1/2 T. honey (don't measure that mess, eyeball it!)
4 (4 oz.) salmon fillets
1/3 c. bread crumbs
1/3 c. chopped pecans
2 t. chopped fresh parsley
s&p as needed

preheat to 400. mix together the mustard, butter & honey - refrigerate for 15 minutes. in another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, pecans & parsley. place fillets on a lightly greased baking sheet. brush with mustard mix and cover with crumb mix. bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness at the fillet's thickest part.

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