Pecan Salmon with Sweet Pepper Mayo


Heart-healthy salmon is coated with nuts and topped with flavored mayonnaise to create a restaurant-style fish dinner.

Pecan Salmon with Sweet Pepper Mayo
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
61 mins


  • 1 ½ pound fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillet

  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans

  • ½ cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ 7 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers (about 1/2 cup), drained

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon mango chutney, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt

  • teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Slice fish in half horizontally so that it is of nearly an even thickness (about 1/2 inch thick). Cut fish into 6 equal portions.

  2. In a shallow dish combine pecans, bread crumbs, black pepper, and salt. In another dish beat together egg and water; place flour in a third dish. Coat each fish portion with flour, dip in egg mixture, and finally in pecan mixture. Place portions on a large plate; cover and chill for up to 30 minutes while preparing mayonnaise mixture.

  3. For mayonnaise mixture, pat the drained, roasted peppers dry on paper towels; coarsely chop. In a small serving bowl stir together chopped peppers, mayonnaise or salad dressing, chutney, lemon juice, garlic salt, and ground red pepper. Set aside.

  4. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add fish; cook for 3 minutes. Turn fish; cook for 3 to 4 minutes more or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. (Reduce heat as necessary during cooking to prevent overbrowning.) Serve with mayonnaise mixture. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
26g Fat
17g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 34.8mg 174%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 2.3mg 13%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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