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Baked Crusted Dijon Salmon

This Baked Crusted Dijon Salmon is light and flaky, and ready in just 30 minutes. Tender salmon filets are brushed with a honey dijon butter, then crusted with a mixture of breadcrumbs, pecans, and herbs and spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon recipe, easy dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs regular or panko
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped pecans
  • 4 tsp minced fresh parsley
  • 4 (6 - 8 oz each) salmon filets skin on, or skinless
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • lemon wedges for garnish
  • fresh parlsey for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together butter, mustard and honey.  
  • In another small mixing bowl, stir together breadcrumbs, pecans, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Add salmon filets to prepared baking sheet.  Pat dry with paper towels, then brush each filet with mustard mixture, on the top and the bottom.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the filets evenly with breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently into the salmon.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes, until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve garnished with lemon wedges and/or a sprinkle of extra minced fresh parsley.

Notes

  1. The USDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F, which is measured in the thickest part of the salmon filets.  Keep in mind, salmon will continue to cook a little more after it has been removed from the oven, so I feel safe pulling the salmon from the oven when the internal temperature reaches about 140°F. 
  2. Serving size is 1 salmon filet.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 849IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg