Fish & Seafood

Maple, Honey and Pecan Salmon

In an effort to eat more fish, we are always dreaming up new recipes

This one happens to be a family favorite and is actually not that difficult to make

The richness of the salmon is really balanced out with the sweetness you get from the Maple and Honey

And who doesn’t love the crunch of toasted pecans?

Here I have about a 1 1/2 pound skinned salmon fillet

I like to trim off the flap of belly at the bottom, which contains a lot of fat.  I also remove the tail section so the rest of the fillets I cut are more even (our dog appreciates the extra cooked scraps)

Next I flip the salmon and remove the bloodline from the back of the fillet

This is a gray colored line where blood and oils pool, while the fillet sits and it can impart a stronger flavor

Now cut the salmon into even sized portions and place on some parchment paper on a sheet pan

I’m now going to sprinkle the fillets with our Southwestern Dry Rub

Let the fish sit for 6-8 minutes for the rub to sink in

Next up, is our glaze.  You will need 1/2 cup of maple syrup, 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of chopped pecans

Whisk the syrup and honey together and generously brush over the salmon

Next sprinkle each fillet with the chopped pecans

Preheat your oven to 400 F

Cook the salmon for 8-10 minutes or until a knife inserted in the thickest part of the fish slides out easily

Yum!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Maple, Honey and Pecan Salmon

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pound skinless salmon fillet

2 -3 tablespoons of Southwestern Dry Rub

1/2 cup of maple syrup

1/2 cup of honey

1/4 cup of chopped pecans

Directions

Trim of the flap of belly at the bottom, which contains a lot of fat.  Also remove the tail section so the rest of the fillets can be cut more evenly.    Remove the bloodline from the back of the fillet

Preheat your oven to 400 F.  Cut the salmon into even sized portions and place on some parchment paper on a sheet pan.  Sprinkle each fillet with Southwestern Dry Rub.  Let the fish sit for 6-8 minutes for the rub to sink in

Whisk together a 1/2 cup of maple syrup and 1/2 cup of honey.  Generously glaze the salmon with this mixture.  Sprinkle each fillet with chopped pecans

Place in the oven and cook the salmon for 8-10 minutes or until a knife inserted in the thickest part of the fish slides out easily

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