Cinnamon Pecan Crusted Salmon.
If you checked out the what we ate page I created, you probably noticed that we had salmon for dinner one evening. Well… it wasn’t just any ole’ salmon!
It was salmon encrusted with pecans and cinnamon. It was perfect.
Since I can’t do anything like a normal person, I had to add some kind of twist to traditional pecan crusted salmon. Cinnamon it was!
I also coated the salmon with some of our favorite glaze so the pecan mixture would stick. I thought it would add a good bit of flavor instead of coating the fish in an egg or egg white mix.
If you have never tasted Daddy Sam’s glaze, now would be a good time to immediately close your computer and pick some up. It is insanely delicious, even when used on salmon alone. It’s also fabulous on shrimp and chicken. And Mr. How Sweet would probably like to eat this with a spoon, as any form of BBQ sauce is his drug of choice. But I try to restrain him.
I know. He has odd habits.
He also doesn’t like pecans. Which meant that I had to serve this to him strategically – when he was starving – so he would eat it without looking and realize it was coated in pecans.
Mission accomplished! I watched him devour the salmon and claim how delicious it was. Then with a giant smirk on my face I told him it had a pecan crust while laughing hysterically.
I love tricking him.
So why is this salmon so incredible you ask? The fish is buttery and savory and the crust is crunchy and with a bit of spiced sweetness. I was skeptical of the outcome but it is probably now one of my favorite ways to make salmon. Very different, but very good. Even good enough to put on a salad. Who am I?
Cinnamon Pecan Crusted Salmon
- 1 pound of salmon, cut into 4 pieces, or 4 salmon filets
- 1/2 cup BBQ or mustard sauce/glaze, I used Daddy Sam’s
- 2/3 cup pecans, finely ground in a food processor
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add ground pecans to a large plate and stir in cinnamon. Brush salmon pieces with BBQ sauce/glaze. Coat with pecan mixture, pressing so the mixture sticks.
- Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Brown salmon on each side until pecan crust is golden. Remove and put on a wire rack placed on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork.
- Serve with rice or vegetables, or on a salad.
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101 Comments on “Cinnamon Pecan Crusted Salmon.”
That sounds SOOO good! I would have never thought of using cinnamon and pecans to crust a fish. Just goes to show you how creative I am….not! ;-)
Cinnamon pecans remind of of dessert. Yes, I would love this!
You are so creative! I need to find me some of that glaze! Can it be found at a regular grocery store, or a specialty store?
You should be able to find it at any grocery store in the condiment aisle.
How do you think of these recipes?? I’ve never even heard of salmon glaze, but I’m not very experienced in glazes and bbq sauces. Another great recipe!
Many, many hours in the kitchen!
I love tricking Lloyd, too. I don’t like salmon, but I love the idea of this crust!
Oh my heavens. BRILLIANT. My family and I used to (before I moved out) have salmon almost every Sunday, but we rarely strayed from Asian lime/chilli/soy/coriander marinades. I must email this to mum!
Yum!!!! That looks amazing and I don’t even like pecans! =D
Whaat? That’s crazy! Awesome idea! :)
This is so strange sounding! I love the idea though. Neat recipe.
I know you may not want to hear this(as your first preference would be sweets, right? ;) )….but i love LOVE these “savory” posts…always help me get more creative with dinner!
This sounds so good – and that glaze sounds great, too! Looking for it the next time I hit up the grocery storeee.
I love pecan-crusted ANYTHING. I’m pretty sure you could crust dog crap with pecans, and I would love it. But this looks especially delicious :-)
This look SO good! it’s an unusual combination, but it definitely sounds tasty. Do you think it would work w/ frozen salmon fillets? I was thinking I could cook the frozen fillet about halfway, then put the coating on?
I think it would definitely work, but I wouldn’t cook them halfway. I would let them completely defrost, then pat them dry and start from there!
What an interesting twist! This looks delicious, I love anything with pecans.
Cinnamon salmon is a winner in my book every time!
love this dish…i don’t know if nate would dig the cinnamon, but i know i would! i’ll just eat his piece ;)
This looks so good! Love the use of pecans and cinnamon!
I’m like your Mr — no pecans for me! But I love fish with a crunchy coating, and I can see how this wouldn’t really even taste pecan-y at the end. Looks great!
That sounds (and looks) SO good! I love making crusts for fish and chicken, but I would never think to use cinnamon.
Pecans? Salmon? Both two things I adore. This sounds awesome Jess!
Next in the lineup: Cocoa-pecan crusted salmon. Or beef. I’m undecided.
Wow..I don’t even like salmon and this still looks really good!!!!
Cinnamon and pecans are two ingredients that I use ALL the time in baking, but would never have thought to use them with fish! This sounds great!!
I’m pretty sure I would give up m y vegetarian habits to eat this fish.. just saying.
This sounds so good! And it doesn’t sound overly sweet so I might be able to fly it under the husband’s radar :)
That sounds insanely delicious. I need to find some salmon asap.
Holy cow…this is awesome. I would have to trick my hub into eating it, too -but no doubt he would love the end result. As would I. :-)
I love salmon but never had it sweeten before…
This sounds so different!! I love salmon, pecans, and bbq sauce- so something tells me I will love this :)
Salmon is my very favorite…this recipe looks amazing!!!
Love salmon. Looks delicious!
Love the crust!
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Delicious-looking recipe. I continue to be impressed with your creativity.
i MUST try this…maybe next week since i just had salmon…but yum….sounds so good!
Yum, this sounds fun, like having candied nuts for dinner!
Cinnamon is an interesting add in! I wouldn’t think to put cinnamon with fish. I love how you sneak certain ingredients to your husband…I do the same with Josh
This is so clever! I am dying to know what this taste like. So creative.
I hope to try is soon.:)
This looks delicious, I have never thought of using pecans for crust.
Wow, this looks beyond incredible. I don’t know that I would have thought to add cinnamon, but the combination sounds incredible. I need to try this asap!
I love tricking mine too. It’s always amazing to see the look on his face when i say, oh that was make with kale and beans, or whatever…lol
This fish looks amazing! just the cinny/pecan mixture would be fantastic!
All I got from this was butter and cinnamonn and I’m still swooning ;)
that looks ridiculously good!! definitely going to try that one! thanks!
That looks amazing!
The rich buttery flavor of salmon would mesh PERFECTLY with cinnamon. I bet it’d be awesome with some lovely whipped sweet potatoes.
Wow, this looks so delicious!
Wow, that salmon looks fantastic. You did a great job making it.
This salmon looks fabulous. I’m going to have to find some of that BBQ sauce. It’s one of my drugs of choice too.
Yes please! You could nut crust pretty much anything and I would be all over it.