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Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Wave your hands in the in the air like you just don’t care if you gained 10 pounds over Thanksgiving weekend like I dddiiiiiidddd!!! Listen I know I’m not alone.

Well if you are anything like me you are now looking for recipes to lighten the load just to save up calories for the big holiday’s massive eating. That being said I’ve been searching my arsenal and decided to remake one of my favorites.

This is one of those recipes that you end surprised how delicious it is with only max 20 minutes of effort. And it’s light so it should help with your attach on the love handles.

Give this recipe a try and share your photos and don’t forget to tag @meikoandthedish and use hashtag #TeamGreedy #MeikoAndThedish.

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Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon
 
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Recipe type: comfort Food
Cuisine: Amerian
Serves: 4 fillets
Ingredients
  • 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 1½ pecans, chopped finely
  • 1½ tablespoons of pesto
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly spray foil with cook spray; set aside.
  2. Place salmon on prepared sheet. Use knife to remove salmon skin from the fillet. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a bowl stir together pesto, honey and lemon juice. In a separate small bowl mix together the sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Season both sides of the salmon with seasoning mix. Then lightly brush one side of the salmon with the honey pesto mixture. Flip the fish over and heavily brush this side with the honey pesto mixture (this will help the nuts stick better).
  5. Sprinkle the top with the finely chopped pecans pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Roast salmon for 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with additional lemon and honey before you serve.
 

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon - I love a good pesto and the addition to this recipe takes the honey and pecans to another level.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 1½ cups pecans, chopped finely
  • 1½ tablespoons of pesto
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly spray foil with cook spray; set aside.
  2. Place salmon on prepared sheet. Use knife to remove salmon skin from the fillet. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a bowl stir together pesto, honey and lemon juice. In a separate small bowl mix together the sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Season both sides of the salmon with seasoning mix. Then lightly brush one side of the salmon with the honey pesto mixture. Flip the fish over and heavily brush this side with the honey pesto mixture (this will help the nuts stick better).
  5. Sprinkle the top with the finely chopped pecans pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Roast salmon for 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with additional lemon and honey before you serve.
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Cashew Crusted Salmon with Pesto and Honey [VIDEO]

Cashew Crusted Salmon with Pesto and Honey [VIDEO]

[RECIPE]

Boy did I need this dish! After two days of trying to record my recipe video, alone, I had worked up an appetite worthy of eating this whole 1 1/2 pound fillet. Did I actually eat it all? Ha, I will never tell. That is a secret best kept between me and the big guy upstairs. But if you decide to, I won’t judge. It’s just that good.

I am learning so much as I take control of production for my site. I’ve been using a DSLR camera for the first time and those “bad boys” are tricky. I can tell that everyday my photography skills are improving. And I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered but I’ve pretty much found my way around photoshop, illustrator, final cut pro and next I am going to teach myself html coding. Sounds like fun, I know.

Below is my very first video project. I designed, developed, produced, directed, shot, and edited everything in this video. Is it a little blurry? Yes. Is the lighting a little funky? Mmm hmmm. Is the sound kind of pitchy? You betcha. Nevertheless, I still love what I created and can’t wait to do the next one. I hope you enjoy it too.

You learn a lot about yourself while recording your own video, for instance, all of the annoying things that you say but you had no idea that you said them. I apparently love to say “bad boy” whether it makes sense to or not. It’s quite embarrassing. No one, I repeat, no one should say it as many times as I did unless they are getting signed to a record deal, and I am not.

For the recipe, I used a food processor to break down the nuts first. I know not everyone has a food processor so don’t feel like its is a necessary tool. You will just need to use a little more elbow grease. When I didn’t have a food processor or a blender I would merely put my cashews in a ziplock bag and pounded them with a canned good until the nuts were roughly where I wanted them to be. Sometimes you just gotta get scrappy with what you got.

As you can see in the video the salmon is so easy to make.  I made a whole fillet but you can also use the recipe for individually cut pieces. If you do, I would recommend cutting down the cooking time by 3-4 minutes.

I used cashews to crust the salmon but you can use any type of nut that you want. As a matter of a fact, you can do this on any type of fish that you want. I have also tried it on trout and it worked out great.

I mentioned in the video that store bought pesto can be used for the recipe but if you want to take things up a notch feel free to use my recipe for homemade pesto sauce. It’s out of this world. Enjoy!

Cashew Crusted Salmon with Pesto and Honey [VIDEO]

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Cashew Crusted Salmon with Pesto and Honey [VIDEO]

Cashew Crusted Salmon with Pesto and Honey - This is one of my favorite go to recipes thats fast to prepare and great for a healthy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet, 1½ pounds
  • 1½ cups of cashews
  • 1½ tablespoons of pesto
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • ? of a sliced lemon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly spray foil with cook spray; set aside. In a food processor, combine cashews, lemon rind, and some salt, pepper and garlic powder. Pulse until coarse crumbs form
  2. Place salmon on prepared sheet and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub lemon slice against the meat of the salmon on each side. Lightly brush olive oil on the side that is facing down. Season each side with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together pesto sauce and honey. Spread top of fillet with pesto and honey mixture; then top with crumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Roast salmon for 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with additional lemon and honey before you serve.
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