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  • Writer's pictureLisa Jarvis

Maple Pecan Encrusted Salmon

If you like simple, healthy, and pretty darn impressive, this salmon recipe is for you! Who doesn't like the flavors of maple and pecan together? I think most everyone does! I made this easy maple-pecan crumble to top some salmon , let it set for a while in the fridge, and baked it. It was delicious! I added a small amount of chipotle chili powder to the crumble mixture to add a little bit of sweet heat and it turned out great! It is easy enough for a weeknight and impressive enough for company! I hope you will give this a try! I served it with a baby greens salad and some sauteed brusssels. Yum!

Here's what you need:

4 4 oz. salmon filets

1/2 cup pecans

3 T pure maple syrup

1 T apple cider vinegar

1 t smoked paprika

1/2 t chipotle chili powder

1/2 t onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Salt and pepper the salmon filets to taste and place them on a baking sheet. Place all the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse JUST TILL IT IS CRUMBLY. Do not over process, or it will become a paste. Carefully, spoon the topping evenly onto the salmon pieces, pressing it gently with the back of the spoon. Set this uncovered in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours ( at least an hour). Preheat the oven to 425. Bake the salmon uncovered for 10-12 minutes or until flaky. Do not over cook. That's it! Enjoy! If you don't have pure maple syrup, go ahead and buy some because I have a delicious Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing recipe I will be sharing with you soon!


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