In my quest for getting my family to eat healthier, I have tried to incorporate a fish dinner at least once a week. This week it's salmon. The choice is typically made by what it on sale for the week because, let's face it, seafood isn't cheap.
The family was not particularly fond of salmon until I started making it with a pecan crusted coating. Now it's one of our favorite dishes. I'm not a big fan of bread crumbs, so instead I use crushed Ritz crackers. I can even sneak the wheat ones in without them noticing. Pair it with some rice and steamed veggies and you have a filling meal that is quick and easy to make.
Pecan Crusted Salmon
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons butter, melted
5 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup crushed Ritz Crackers (or bread crumbs)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, butter, and honey. In another bowl, mix together the crushed crackers, pecans, and parsley.
- Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with mustard-honey mixture. Cover the top of each fillet with crumb mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until salmon just flakes when tested with a fork.