An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min – easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze - An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min - easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and this pecan-crusted salmon is just the perfect dish to whip up for this special day, or really, any other day of the week.

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze - An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min - easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

It’s just so stinking easy, yet it looks so fancy.

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze - An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min - easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

Now the secret is, you don’t tell anyone how effortless it really was. You don’t tell anyone that the epic crunchy, crisp pecan crust took less than 5 minutes to prepare with the help of a food processor.

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze - An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min - easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

That way, everyone will think you have been slaving away for hours and hours in the kitchen.

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze - An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min - easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

But what if you don’t have a food processor? Well, you can easily make this with, say, ten minutes. Still easy peasy.

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze - An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min - easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

When ready to serve, you can serve up that lemon glaze on the side or drizzled on top. Although it may not be a bad idea to have some extra for the table since the glaze is just absolutely heavenly!

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze

An epic crunchy pecan crust that comes together in just 5 min – easy peasy. And the lemon glaze is to die for!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the pecan crust

  • 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts Pecan Halves
  • 1/2 cup Panko*
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To make the pecan crust, combine pecans, Panko and parsley in the bowl of a food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Dredge each salmon filet with pecan mixture.
  3. Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add salmon to the skillet and sear both sides until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  4. Place into oven and bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. To make the lemon glaze, combine honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, lemon juice and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve salmon immediately with lemon glaze.

Notes:

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 463.9 Calories from Fat 218.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.3g 37%
Saturated Fat 5.9g 30%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 93.8mg 31%
Sodium 342.9mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 32.4g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 22.1g
Protein 30.9g 62%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. All opinions expressed are my own.