Pecan and Cranberry Crusted Salmon with Cran-Apple Drizzle

There's nothing more delicious than a grilled piece of salmon
Pecan and Cranberry Crusted Salmon with Cran-Apple Drizzle

This dish is perfect to serve at any dinner party.

This pecan and cranberry crusted salmon give the juicy filet a nice sweet crunch in every bite. The drizzle coats the salmon to give it that extra saucy taste. This recipe is courtesy of Chef Glenn Lyman for BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons organic honey, such as Wellsley Farms
  • 1/2 Cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 six-ounce salmon filets
  • 1 Dash of kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

For the Drizzle

  • 1 Cup fresh cranberry sauce (prepared according to package directions)
  • 1/2 Cup apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

For the Salmon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together mustard, butter, and honey in a small bowl until well blended. Set aside. Mix together bread crumbs, pecans, dried cranberries, and parsley.

Season the salmon on all sides with salt and pepper. Lightly brush or spoon flesh side with honey mustard mixture. Stir together the remaining honey mustard with the crumb mixture. Divide the crumb mixture among the salmon filets and pat to coat. Carefully place fish in a baking dish or a sheet pan lined with foil prepared with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden-brown and cooked through.

Serve on a warmed plate topped with cran-apple drizzle and more parsley.

For the Drizzle

Add fresh cranberry sauce, apple juice, and vinegar in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for five minutes stirring often. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Pecan Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pecan Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.