Salmon With Brown Sugar Pecan Glaze

Salmon Fillets With Brown Sugar Pecan Glaze
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 13 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 4 fillets
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
956 Calories
62g Fat
12g Carbs
79g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 956
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 80%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 79g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 1414mg 30%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pecans, brown sugar and bourbon (which is optional and can be replaced with water if desired) make this salmon deliciously sweet, savory, and nutty. Serve these flavorful salmon fillets with rice and fresh steamed vegetables or on a bed of salad for a super weekend meal.


  • 3 tablespoons pecans, coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons bourbon or water

  • 4 salmon fillets, about 6 to 8 ounces each

  • Salt, to taste

  • Olive oil

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Lightly toast the pecans in a dry skillet over medium-low heat. When the pecans are lightly browned and aromatic, add the brown sugar, butter, and bourbon or water; heat until simmering. Set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  4. In an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; heat the olive oil. Add salmon, skin side down, salt and pepper to taste, then sear for about 2 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the fillets for 5 minutes. Spoon glaze over the fillets and continue roasting for about 3 to 5 minutes longer, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

  5. Turn the oven off and let salmon stand in the oven for 2 minutes.

  6. Serve and enjoy!