Okay I have three words in my head today and they are maple syrup, pecan, and salmon. Now you may be asking yourself what do these three words have in common aside from them all being related to food. Well I will tell you combined the three of them make a fantastically delicious dinner recipe that will have you and your guests begging for seconds.
I recently attended a promotional lunch at a fellow bloggers residence. Cooking the food for this luncheon was a professional chef and this is one of the recipes that she shared with us. I have to admit at first I was like there is no way I am going to be able to make this salmon taste as good as the chef did. To my surprise however the recipe was not that difficult to replicate. To my families liking they thoroughly enjoyed this new salmon recipe that I made for them this past Friday. Luckily I had all of the ingredients that are except the salmon at home.
After following the recipe I let the salmon soak in the marinate for about 20 minutes in the fridge. While that was going on I worked on a pear arugula salad that would go along with the salmon. By the time this was done the salmon was ready to be baked in the oven. My husband had recently purchased a glass Anchor Hocking baking dish that was the perfect size for this dish. He purchased it from the Wild Mint Shop. FYI this bake dish from Anchor Hocking was made in the USA, so extra bonus points for my husband.
A little while later the salmon was removed from the oven and it looked and smelled great. I served it on a plate with the pear arugula salad and watched as my family dug in. Almost immediately there were smiles and sounds of enjoyment. Then came the compliments of course. Everyone asked for seconds, which is proof in my family that the meal was a success. I have to say I was apprehensive at first but now I’m truly glad that I gave this recipe a shot.
Maple Pecan Salmon Recipe
Total time: 25 Minutes
Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes
Yield: 6-7 Servings
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds of salmon
1 cup chopped roasted pecans
And coat with maple syrup mixture and then after 15 minutes flip over on the other side and coat with nut.
Cover the dish and marinate the salmon in the fridge for 30 minutes. The longer the better. Perhaps 2 hours would be perfect. But if you don’t have much time 30 minutes will do just great.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
Place the baking dish in preheated oven and bake salmon 20 minutes or until easily flaked with fork. Do not overcook.
Note: Take a peak 15 min into the oven and I would recommend covering with foil paper to be sure the buts won’t get burned.
This is the best and most delicious salmon recipe and very easy to prepare. My second most favorite part is that my kids – not too big salmon eaters – were raving about this dish. Makes me feel very happy that they love something I just cooked. This is so delicious.
Try it yourself and let me know what you think about this Maple Pecan Salmon