Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Pecan-Crusted Salmon

March 6, 2024

This nutty coating and cool sauce turn ordinary salmon into something special!


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

Cucumber sauce:
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 11×7-in. baking dish. Spread 1 tablespoon of 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.

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