pecan salmon bacon crusted recipe
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5 from 5 votes

Pecan-crusted Salmon with Bacon Fat Maple Glaze

This mouthwatering salmon is a must-try!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 4-6 ounce fresh salmon filets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying ,add more as needed
  • For the Bacon Fat Maple Glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (not pure maple syrup, we want the added sweetness)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lightly rub or spray the salmon filets with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the panko breadcrumbs, pecans and parsley in a bowl and spread the mixture out on a flat wide plate. Roll each salmon filet in the mixture and sprinkle some extra on top. Spray each breaded filet with some olive oil.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the filets on each side for 1-2 minutes, starting with the skin side up.
  • Transfer the filets to a baking dish and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until done.
  • While the salmon is baking make the glaze: Melt the bacon fat in a small saucepan followed by the maple syrup. Simmer for about 2 minutes, be careful not to let it burn.
  • Serve the salmon immediately drizzled with some of the glaze and garnished with some fresh parsley and toasted pecans.
Serving: 1salmon filet | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.8mg