BAKED DIJON SALMON
Baked Dijon Salmon
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup Japanese panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
- 4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- 4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lemon, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a small bowl, stir together butter, mustard, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, pecans, and parsley.
Brush each salmon fillet lightly with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.
Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with a wedge of lemon.
I'm anxious to prepare this recipe using other fish such as cod or even tilapia. There's something that works so well with Dijon mustard, honey and pecans that I'm even tempted to try this with chicken! The preparation is simple and you can definitely have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. I really liked how easy it was to put together and when served, it seems so elegant and involved when really that's hardly the case. I'll have to report back to see how this recipe works out with other fish and chicken... but regardless, this salmon was outstanding and I'm definitely making it again!