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pecan crusted salmon over sauteed spinach

Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon is an easy seafood entrée that will have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious baked salmon recipe includes sweet spicy honey mustard glazed fillets with a crunchy pecan panko topping.


Units Scale
  • 4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup panko
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • kosher salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 1/4 size baking sheet pan with parchment paper and place the salmon fillets in the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add the Dijon mustard and honey and stir to combine.
  3. Spread the honey mustard mixture on each of the salmon fillets.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add the butter. When the butter has melted and begins to foam, turn down the heat to medium low. Add the garlic, pecans, and panko and stir to coat with the melted butter. Add the parsley, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
  5. Divide the pecan panko mixture evenly over each salmon fillet. Press down slightly.
  6. Bake the salmon for 14 to 16 minutes or until the internal temperature is about 145 degrees F on a digital thermometer.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve.


  • Buy the freshest fish available ~ Skip any seafood that smells fishy or like ammonia. Also, for the best flavor cook salmon the day it is purchased.
  • Finely chop the pecans ~ Raw and unsalted pecans are my first choice for pecan crusted salmon. But feel free to substitute your favorite kind of nut. Walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, and almonds are all good options. Just make sure to finely chop any nut you choose. The small pieces of nut blend well with the light and flaky panko.
  • Take the temperature of the salmon ~ The number 1 question I get is how to cook salmon so it is not underdone or overcooked and dry. I highly recommend getting a instant read digital thermometer. Perfectly cooked salmon or any fish should cook to 145 degrees F or 63 degrees C.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: entrée
  • Method: cook on stove top and bake in oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet
  • Calories: 438
  • Sugar: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 602 mg
  • Fat: 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 43 g
  • Cholesterol: 59 mg

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