Healthy Dinner: Pecan Crusted Salmon

Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon has been proclaimed as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Recent studies have shown that these Omega 3 fatty acids may support healthy joints, cognitive function, cardiovascular and eye health, while decreasing the risk of certain cancers. Rich in protein, a typical 3 oz serving is only about 100 calories. Try this delicious recipe and get “wild” for salmon.

Pecan Crusted Salmon

salmon fillet

12 oz salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces (preferably wild caught)

½ cup light mayonnaise

¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 Tbs fresh or dried rosemary

¼ cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to season

 

Directions

Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin side down on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake until thoroughly cooked about 12-15 minutes or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. In the meantime, mix mayonnaise, cheese and rosemary in a bowl. Brush mayonnaise mixture on top of cooked salmon. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Place under broiler for additional 2-3 minutes until pecans brown slightly. Serve.
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