Thursday, December 16, 2010

Salmon with Pecan Honey Glaze recipe

I am not a fish lover, but I try to set a good example for my kids and make it every other week at least. Oddly enough I love sushi and seafood, just not a cooked fish. There are two ways I can eat cooked fish- one for salmon, one for tilapia. Here is the Salmon option found on my beloved!

Salmon with Pecan Honey Glaze

for 4 servings


  • 1 cup pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until slightly browned. Stir 2 or 3 times to toast uniformly.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine honey with half of the butter. Stir in the toasted pecans, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes to infuse the flavors. Remove from heat, and keep warm.
  3. Melt remaining butter with oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season fish with salt and pepper. Arrange fillets in skillet, and cook until firm to the touch, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork. Transfer to serving plate, and spoon glaze over top.

I have tried Walnuts in place of Pecans and it was ok, but Pecans are much tastier. I think I also prefer a dark honey. Today I used a very light organic honey and it wasn't quite the usual to me! Otherwise, this is very easy and delicious! Serve with green beans, your choice of bread and applesauce.


Sheena said...

Thanks for sharing; definitely a recipe I'd like to try soon!

Leasha said...

This is PERFECT. I have Salmon out for dinner for tomorrow. Looks like it's a new recipe for us!! Thanks for posting!

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