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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 2 pound salmon fillet

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I like to trim off the belly flap 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)

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Next, I like to feel the whole fillet and look for pin bones

These are tiny little bones that can be left behind when the fillet is removed from the fish bones

Most times these can be removed with your fingers but you may get the occasional stubborn bone and will need a pair of clean kitchen pliers

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Next cut the fillets into smaller even sized fillets

I was able to get 6

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Preheat your oven to 400 F

Place the fillets on parchment paper on a sheet pan

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Next we will need a dry rub & 1/2 cup of maple syrup, 1/2 cup of honey and 3/4 cup of chopped pecans

Click on our link to make our Southwestern Dry Rub

We are also using a locally made maple syrup that is aged in rye barrels and is off the charts good!

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Sprinkle each fillet with some of the dry rub

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Lets the rub sit on the fish for 6-8 minutes so it permeates the flesh

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Next whisk the maple syrup and honey together

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Brush this glaze over the salmon

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Already looking amazing

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Sprinkle each fillet with chopped pecans

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Place into the oven and cook 8-10 minutes or until a knife easily pierces the fillet when inserted in the thickest part

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This was skin on salmon so I’m going to use a fish turner which is a very thin spatula to slide the fillet right off of the skin

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Repeat with the rest of the fillets

We sprinkled these with some fresh chopped chives for a nice bright pop of flavor!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Maple, Honey and Pecan Salmon

  • Servings: 6
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Ingredients

2 pound salmon fillet

Southwestern Dry Rub

1/2 cup of maple syrup

1/2 cup of honey

3/4 cup of chopped pecans

fresh chopped chives

Directions

Remove the belly flap and tail section from a 2 pound salmon fillet.  Feel the fillet and remove any pin bones you may encounter.  Cut the fish into smaller even sized fillets

Preheat your oven to 400 F.  Place the fillets onto a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan.  Sprinkle each fillet with dry rub.  Allow the fish to sit for 6-8 minutes to allow the rub to permeate the flesh

Whisk the maple syrup and honey together.  Brush over the salmon fillets. Sprinkle each fillet with chopped pecans

Place into the oven and cook 8-10 minutes or until a knife easily pierces the fillet when inserted in the thickest part

Using a fish turned remove the salmon from its skin.  Sprinkle with fresh chopped chives and serve

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

OXO Good Grips Flat Wire Whisk

OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk

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10 comments on “Maple, Honey and Pecan Salmon

  1. Wow, I really love having salmon with nuts but for some reason, I have never tried pecans. My favourite was macadamia nuts but I think this will be unbelievable. I must try this as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing.

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      Oooh… macadamia nuts would be delicious too! Thanks Ramona!

  2. That looks like such a tasty and easy combination of flavors!

  3. They sound lovely, I often cook salmon with a sweet element but have never added nuts…I must give this a try.

  4. Lesli Schwartz

    This salmon looks so delicious! I’m like you, always coming up with new ways to cook salmon (glad that it’s so good for you too!). I can’t get enough! 🙂

  5. Beth Neels

    I have no words for this delicious salmon! Wonderful! Beautiful! Amazing! Unbelievable! I can not wait to try your recipe! The flavors in this salmon sound so delicious together! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

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