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Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 682kcal
PECAN CRUSTED HONEY BOURBON SALMON is ultra delicious and easy! This pecan crusted salmon is the perfect family meal with all of the flavor and none of the fuss.
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  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1½-2 lbs. salmon slab or 6 salmon fillets
  • 2-3 cups chopped pecans
  • Garnish: chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 275F and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, bourbon, and lemon juice. Whisk until well blended. Bring the glaze to a boil over medium heat and stir often. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture until it thickens and reduces, approximately 3-5 minutes. Stir the glaze often.
  • Place the salmon, skin-side-down, on the prepared dish. Brush the salmon with the prepared glaze. Cover the salmon with pecans and press the pecans firmly into the salmon. Cook for 10 minutes at 275F.
  • Drizzle additional glaze over the salmon and cook another 5-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part, registers 120F.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven and turn the oven to broil.
  • Drizzle the salmon with glaze and place it in the oven. Broil 1-2 minutes, just until the pecans turn golden. **Watch the salmon while it broils – the pecans can burn quickly. The final internal temperature should be 125F-130F. Remove the salmon from the oven and allow it to cool, in the dish, 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy


Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.4mg