Pecan Dill Pesto Salmon

A fantastic recipe for pecan encrusted salmon with a unique dill pesto sauce.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: baked salmon, dill salmon, healthy recipes, makecaloriesgreatagain, makecalorieshealthyagain, mcga, pecan salmon, pesto salmon, pesto sauce, recipes, salmon, seafood
Cooking Method: Baked
Food Category: Salmon, Seafood
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 6 ea Salmon Filets
  • 1/2 cup Panko Or bread crumbs.
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Halves
  • 2 tbs Butter Melted.
  • 2 tbs Dijon
  • 1 ea Salt & Pepper To Taste.
  • 1 ea Pesto Dill Sauce See notes.


  • Gather your ingredients. Set your oven for 450 degrees.
  • Chop up the pecans (I used a ninja smoothie mixer).
  • Mix the panko with the pecans.
  • Mix your butter and Dijon well.
  • Space the salmon out on a tinfoil lined baking sheet. Coat each filet in the butter mustard sauce.
  • Sprinkle the pecan panko crust onto each filet. I also patted it onto the sides of each filet.
  • I suggest using a digital thermometer to keep an eye on the temp as the salmon cooks. Ovens and filets vary, so will the cooking times.
  • When the filets reach your desired temp (125 for medium, 145 for USDA and my kid's preference) remove from the oven.
  • I placed my salmon onto a bed of peppers and asparagus.
  • Decorate the salmon and / or plate with the dill pesto sauce. Enjoy!


  • For the Pesto Dill Sauce, follow my recipe for Pesto with a couple modifications:
    • Dill instead of Basil
    • Pecans instead of Pine Nuts
    • I added quite a bit of extra olive oil to help thin it enough for plate decorating.
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