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Pecan-Crusted Salmon

This nutty coating and cool sauce turn ordinary salmon into something special. "My husband was thrilled the first time I served this," says Cheryl Bydowdki of Punta Gorda, Florida.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place salmon skin side down in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise over each fillet.
  • In a small bowl, combine the pecans, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and butter; spoon over salmon. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cucumber sauce ingredients. Serve with the salmon.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 830 calories, 61g fat (13g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein.

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  • Cathy
    May 24, 2020

    My family loved this recipe. It is on the permanent meal request list!

  • Regina
    Nov 2, 2018

    This is an excellent recipe. Moist inside, crunchy outside. I don't think you need the Yougert sauce.

  • Andrea
    Feb 25, 2018

    I rarely make a recipe twice for special occasions, but this on is always sick a hot I keep making it! I never bother with the cucumber sauce.The mayonnaise makes the first so moist! I even freeze the extra topping and reuse.

  • kathyras
    Oct 16, 2016

    Disappointed... thought it had no flavor...

  • Baking Diva
    Feb 23, 2014

    My husband loves this recipe and recently requested it again. Absolutely fabulous! Quick to make and impressive enough to serve guests. This salmon is now part of his birthday meal-from now on!

  • jeppesen1226
    Mar 11, 2013

    A Family favorite. Didn't really like the cucumber sauce

  • taylor
    Apr 6, 2012

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  • asdplus3
    Jun 22, 2011

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  • mollyhcarter
    Feb 4, 2010

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  • daisey5
    Jan 31, 2010

    This was very good. I made it for two.