How to prepare Butter Pecan Salmon

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Serves 4

Ingredients for Salmon:  Ingredients for Pecan Crust:
4 each Ora King Salmon
4 tsp. Dijon Mustard
½ cup Pecan Crust (recipe to follow)
4 tsp. Vegetable Oil
3 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup Maple Glaze (recipe follows)
3 tbsp. Maple Pecan Butter (recipe follows)
1/3 cup Candied Pecan Halves
3 tbsp. Panko Breadcrumbs
3 tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Honey
2 tsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
Ingredients for Maple Sugar Glaze:  Ingredients for Maple Pecan Butter:
10 oz. Light Brown Sugar
3 oz. Soy Sauce
3 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
3 tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
3 oz. Maple Syrup 55%
Pinch Cayenne Pepper
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
4 oz. Unsalted Butter room temperature
2 tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Maple syrup 100%

How to prepare Pecan Crust 

  1. Use a sharp knife and coarsely chop the candied pecans. Place these in a small bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with your hands until well combined.

How to prepare Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Remove from the heat and set aside.

How to prepare Maple Butter

  1. Place softened butter in a small bowl and add brown sugar and maple syrup.
  2. Stir with a small spatula or fork until the ingredients are well blended together.

How to prepare Salmon 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F.
  2. Brush 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard on the top of each Salmon Fillet.
  3. Firmly press 2 tbsp. of Pecan Crust into the Dijon, completely covering the meat.
  4. Heat a Teflon pan over low heat, add the Oil, and melt the Butter. Cook the Salmon crust side down for 1-2 minutes, careful not to burn the crust. If you need to do this in batches, use a smaller amount of Oil and Butter, and clean the pan between batches.
  5. Place Salmon on an oven-proof pan and cook in the oven to an internal temperature of 135 °F for about 7-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and transfer to 4 warm plates.
  7. Spoon 1 oz. of the Maple Glaze over the top of the Salmon, letting it pool on the plate.
  8. Top each salmon with about 2 tsp. of Maple Pecan Butter.
  9. Serve with a roasted potato medley or roasted brussels sprouts.