Friday, January 13, 2012


pecansalmon One of my Twitter friends tweeted this recipe that was on Pinterest.

Coincidentally, I was planning to make a salmon dish for dinner that night.

So, I decided to try out the new recipe instead and it was totally easy.

Pecan crusted Salmon adapted from The Girl who ate Everything : serves 2

1 piece of salmon (161 grams), sashimi grade, cut in half

1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/2 shoyu (soy sauce)
1 handful pecan, chopped
several grinds of pepper

Bake in 425F (220C) oven for 15 minutes

NOTES: First off, according to the author this recipe is from Weight-Watchers, which surprised me.

I used sashimi grade salmon because I'm lazy and didn't want to run into any bones while eating.

The original recipe used honey, but I wanted to try using agave nectar. From what I read on the internet, to substitute honey with agave nectar is an even exchange, so you don't need to re-calculate anything...woot!

Also, the original recipe was for 4 salmon filets, but since my pieces were smaller, I cut back the amount of "sauce"/marinade.

The author notes that she marinates the fish overnight, I think I'll do this the next time (without the nuts). Then just before baking, I'll sprinkle the nuts.

My topping got a bit burnt because my oven element was kind of low (it moves).

I served this with some rice and also some sauteed spinach and brown mushrooms. The salmon gets a little sweet-salty, with a nice crunch from the pecans.

I'd definitely make this one again.

It's Friday the 13th (eep!) hope you have a great weekend.


Dennis K. said...

I've OD'd on Salmon in the past but this looks good enough to give it a try!

jalna said...

Looks great! And just my kind of easy recipe.

genkitummy said...

The salmon look good. I'll have to try it out since I've been trying to eat more salmon.

Rowena... said...

I'm surprised that it's a weight watcher's recipe too, but sounds like something that I'd also put in a taco.

K and S said...

I hope you like it Dennis :)

Thanks Jalna, I thought Wendell does all the cooking :)

Hope you like it Genki!

Take care everyone!

Lizzy said...

Sounds wonderful!! Easy and delish!

Japan Australia said...

Wow! Pecan crusted salmon now that is a good idea. Will definitely give this one a try :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

I think it would be nice as a soft taco Rowena :)

Very easy, Lizzy :)

Hope you like it J-A!

Take care everyone.

Jhobell Kristyl said...

I'm a bit envious. You seem so great in the kitchen while I . . . Oh, well. No need to embarrass myself. ;)

Great-looking dish, by the way.

K and S said...

aw thanks Jhobell, I have lots of time on my hands and not all my kitchen adventures are good, but I do enjoy cooking (and eating). Best of luck to you in your kitchen!

Take care.

K said...

Yum, I love salmon but definitely don't make it at home as much as I should!

K and S said...

I hope you like this K :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love salmon--never thought of crusting it with pecans--sounds good. ;-)

K and S said...

if you try this I hope you like it Deb :)

Take care.