Maple Pecan Crusted Sockeye Salmon
Updated: Jul 13, 2020
Welcome to my first blog post... I've always been fascinated with food and the significance it plays in nourishing and healing our bodies! Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods out there. Since it is a fatty fish it is loaded with many nutrients which may reduce risk factors for various diseases. It is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA. Since your body does not make these fats, they are considered "essential", and can only come from your diet. Other benefits of salmon include; high quality protein choice, it is an excellent source of B Vitamins, is very high in potassium (especially wild caught), has lots of Selenium, helps lower inflammation in the body, the fish oil found in salmon may protect our brain health. The list goes on, so it looks like I will have to write another blog on this subject. Anyway, back to the recipe...
I chose this recipe since it has a great flavor enhanced by the Joe's Mom's Maple Glazed & Confused Pecans.
1/2 cup pecans (Joe's Mom's Travel Snacks Cinnamon Maple Glazed Pecans)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp Shipwrecked Seasonings you can find them at ShipwreckedSeasonings.com or alternatively you can substitute for 1tsp of pepper/salt/paprika blended
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb salmon filet
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Place the Pecans in a blender or food processor and chop away until they are somewhere between bumpy, but not ground too small. Add the maple syrup, olive oil and seasoning. Mix until all of the ingredients are well blended. Set aside.
3. Line a shallow baking sheet with foil making sure to line the edges (this keeps things neat). place the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet.
4. Brush a generous portion of the mixture on top of the salmon.
5. Cook the salmon for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
6. The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
7. Serves 2