Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon

Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon - a flaky and delicious salmon fillet coated in a delicate pecan crust. Cooks in minutes.

Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon on a bed of rice next to a side of corn on a large plate

I love to cook salmon!

I love to bake it quickly in the oven with a wonderful parmesan and pecan coated crust. Talk about good! The pecans give the coating a nutty bite while the parmesan adds a little saltiness. It's a great crust that would go well even on top of vegetables.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Cooking fish this way is so easy! This easy baked salmon takes minutes to prep and cooks in less than 30 minutes.
  • I like to serve salmon over a bed of fresh spinach, but a side of rice and vegetables would be lovely as well.

Closeup of Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon on a bed of rice on a large plate

Ingredient Notes

See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Pecans
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Dried basil, salt, and black pepper
  • Salmon
  • Butter

How To Make This Recipe

  1. In a small bowl mix together the pecans, parmesan cheese, basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Place the melted butter in a medium sized bowl and coat each piece of salmon with butter, then dredge in the parmesan pecan mixture.
  3. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Expert Tips

  • Choose wild salmon over farm raised salmon, if possible.
  • Store cooked baked salmon in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Health Benefits Of Salmon?

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and reduce risk factors for diseases.

It is a great source of protein and contains minerals that protect bone health and improve thyroid function.

How Do I Know If My Salmon Is Done?

Check for doneness by inserting the tip of a sharp knife into the thickest part of your baked salmon. You will know the salmon is done if it flakes easily with a fork but is very slightly translucent in the middle. Another option is to use an instant read thermometer. Cook the fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

A fork picking up a piece of Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon on a bed of rice next to a side of corn on a large plate

Enjoy!

Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon

Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon - a flaky and delicious salmon fillet coated in a delicate pecan crust. Cooks in minutes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 fillets salmon (each about 2½-3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted, 1 stick

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl mix together the pecans, parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place the melted butter in a medium sized bowl and coat each piece of salmon with the butter, then dredge in the parmesan pecan mixture.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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