Salmon is my favorite fish – flavorful, filling, versatile, and full of protein and healthy fats! I usually just throw on some toppings (spices, sauce) and bake it, super easy.

This recipe is comforting in the fall & winter with the nutty pecan flavor and sweet maple syrup. It makes a nice crust on the salmon too, adding a great texture to complement the buttery fish. Serve it with a side of your favorite veggies like sautéed broccolini!

Recipe makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 Atlantic salmon fillets
  • ½ cup (50g) pecans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the salmon on the baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Toast pecans on the stovetop in a pan set to medium heat until fragrant (a few minutes).
  3. Pulse pecans, salt and pepper 2-3 times in a food processor (not too much or it will be more like flour and lose the crunchy texture). Add to a bowl with the maple syrup and vinegar, stir to combine.
  4. Spread mixture on the salmon and bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through (about 10-12 minutes per inch at the thickest part of the salmon).