Pecan Crusted Salmon Filets
Good for you Omega-3s in salmon boost your skin’s elasticity and are great at moisturizing your hair to help keep it shiny. Almonds and pecans are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease by decreasing total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increasing HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood.
Prep time: 15 min • Cook time: 10 min • Yield: 4 servings • Portions 1 protein, 1.75 fat
1 tablespoons ghee, melted
½ tablespoon coarse Dijon mustard
2½ teaspoons pure maple syrup
⅓ cup almond meal, or finely grind 1/3 cup whole almond
⅓ cup pecans, finely chopped
2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley
1 pound wild salmon, 1 inch thick, skinned and cut into 4 pieces
Celtic or pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
– Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
– Line a baking sheet with parchment.
– Combine melted ghee, coarse Dijon mustard, and maple syrup in a small bowl.
– In another small bowl, combine almond meal, pecans and parsley.
– Place salmon filets on prepared baking sheet.
– Generously brush the top of the filets with the mustard mixture.
– Top each piece with the almond meal/pecan mixture and pat down lightly.
– Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until salmon flakes with a fork.
– Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.