Baked Maple Pecan Salmon

Baked Maple Pecan Salmon

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This baked maple pecan salmon only needs 5 ingredients and is ready in about 15 minutes! This one pan meal is absolutely delicious and easy to make and is sure to become a family favorite.

Salmon is hands down my favorite fish and its pretty much the only fish my husband would eat. It is super versatile fish, very flavorful and in my opinion one of the easiest to prepare! This maple pecan crusted is so delicious! The fish is moist and flaky, a little bit sweet from the maple and has the perfect nuttiness and crunch from the chopped pecans. And the best part you only need 1 pan and 15 minutes! Doesn’t get much easier than that.

How to make this baked maple pecan salmon

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Pat dry salmon filets with a paper towel and place on baking sheet.
  • Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Brush salmon with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl combine minced garlic and maple syrup.
  • Spoon maple syrup mixture on top of salmon
  • Spoon chopped pecan pieces on top of salmon and press the pecans down with your hand.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until salmon is flaky.
  • Serve immediately
DELICIOUS MAPLE PECAN BAKED SALMON IS A SHEET PAN MEAL SERVED WITH LEMON SLICES

How to store baked salmon leftovers

Place leftover salmon in air tight container and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Can this salmon be frozen?

I would not recommend making this recipe ahead or freezing it. It is best made and eaten same day.

Fresh or frozen salmon?

Either will work fine! I used frozen salmon filets, thawed in the fridge and then patted dry well with a paper towel.

What to serve with this salmon?

Roasted green beans, asparagus and broccoli are my 3 favorite vegetables to serve with this. For a starch rice as well as tortellini Alfredo are my top choices.

Baked Maple Pecan Salmon

This baked maple pecan salmon only needs 5 ingredients and is ready in about 15 minutes! This one pan meal is absolutely delicious and easy to make and is sure to become a family favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked salmon, easy dinner, maple pecan, salmon, sheet pan meal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 6oz salmon fillets skinless
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Pat dry salmon fillets with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon on prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush salmon with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl combine garlic and maple syrup.
  • Spread maple syrup mixture on top of salmon.
  • Top salmon with chopped pecans pressing down with your hand gently so pecans stick to salmon.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until salmon is flaky. Serve with lemon slices if desired.

Notes

Place leftover salmon in air tight container and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
SHEET PAN MEAL OF BAKED MAPLE PECAN SALMON SERVED WITH LEMON SLICES

For more one pan meals:

Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Broccoli

Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi

Cheesy Baked BBQ Chicken Breasts

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