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Crusted Salmon

These delicious salmon fillets are wonderful for company since they take only a few minutes to prepare, yet they taste like you fussed. I receive requests for the recipe every time I serve them.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil


  • Place salmon fillets in a shallow dish; add milk. Turn to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine the pecans, flour, brown sugar, seasoned salt and pepper. Coat fillets with pecan mixture, gently pressing into the fish.
  • In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, brown salmon over medium-high heat in oil. Bake at 400° until fish just begins to flake easily with fork, 8-10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 523 calories, 40g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • ahmom
    Jul 9, 2015

    This was ok.

  • Nan4631
    Feb 25, 2015

    Have served this twice to rave reviews! Easy and delicious!

  • menesper
    Mar 13, 2014

    I love this recipe and so easy to make

  • Alaska_Sandi
    Feb 16, 2014

    This is one of my family's favorite way to have salmon! they have changed the name of the recipe, I panicked when I couldn't find it...glad I did!

  • trush
    Jan 22, 2014

    Personally, I would have given this recipe 5 stars, but gave it 4 because the boyfriend didn't like it. He thought it was too sweet and described it as "sweet potato topping." Once he said it, that is what it tasted like, but I still thought it was very good on this fish.

  • Idahogem1
    Sep 28, 2013

    This was very fast and simple to put together. I made half the recipe as I was only cooking for 2 and it worked out great, though I did have quite a bit of the crust mixture left over. I cooked mine in the same cast iron pan I did the browning in. I think it needed just a little something else to give it a kick of flavor though, maybe a bit more seasoning salt or a little butter cut into the crust mixture.

  • shannah_thelen
    Jan 3, 2013

    Resturant quailty recipe! As mentioned in an earlier review, I only made half of the pecan mixture and it was plenty.

  • GourmetNette
    Dec 5, 2012

    <p>This is one of my favorite salmon dishes! I got this recipe from my friend/neighbor years ago & I couldn't get enough! If you don't really care for salmon, at least try it once this way. This may just change your mind about salmon!</p>

  • Lloydann
    Feb 25, 2012

    My husband is not fond of Salmon but he always request this during Lent... my son can't get enough of this salmon.

  • juicyfruit007
    Feb 15, 2012

    This was a really good salmon recipe, though not any more outstanding than other salmon recipes I have had. I may make it again. I will say, only about half of the pecan, etc. topping is really needed. I packed it on generously and still have a bowlful left over!