One of my friends deemed this "Baklava Salmon" and the name stuck. The salmon & mustard go well with the honey, butter, and walnuts. We usually serve this with rice and steamed carrots or broccoli.
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard (or your favorite) or 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (or your favorite)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄4 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts or 1⁄4 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
- fresh ground pepper
- kosher salt
- 1⁄4 limes (optional) or 1 lemon (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°; Line shallow roasting pan with non-stick aluminum foil, or spray with non-stick pan spray.
- In small bowl, blend butter, mustard, and honey, set aside; in another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, nuts, and parsley.
- Place salmon fillets on prepared pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and brush with honey-mustard mixture; sprinkle tops with crumb/nut mixture; if any remains, press into sides of salmon.
- Bake salmon 12-15 minutes in preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork, serve with lime or lemon wedge.
I know this recipe by heart, I've made it so many times! It's the best way I've ever had salmon, hands down. Thank you so much!
I can't even thank you enough for this recipe. I'm a fan of plain salmon---I'll eat it any way. But I've got some picky eaters here, and let me say this. My 3 year old has turned her nose up at mac & cheese if it isn't *exactly* what she expects (yeah, weird I know). Well, she ate this. Fork after fork, and even w/sound effects "yummmmy! I like salmon" she said. Amazing. The combination of sweet, tangy, crunchy, nutty and the tender, mild salmon made her dad and I happy campers as well. So delicious and easy to mix up. I may even try this over chicken one of these days. Thanks for posting!
Fantastic salmon - we used horseradish mustard instead of dijon and it was amazing with the honey, walnuts, and butter in the topping. Have made several times now. Highly recommended, thanks!