Maple Pecan-Rosemary Salmon


Salmon is so easy to prepare yet sophisticated and elegant, which makes it a perfect main dish to serve for a special dinner. Ask your fishmonger for the thickest piece of salmon available.

Pecan-Rosemary Crusted Salmon
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon orange zest (see Tip)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons orange juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or ½ tsp. dried

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds salmon fillet (about 1-2 inches thick)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (1 oz.)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

  2. Combine garlic, mustard, maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet. Rub the mixture over the salmon. Sprinkle with pecans, pressing them into the salmon to adhere.

  3. Bake until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, 16 to 20 minutes.


Tip: Zest the orange before juicing it, as citrus is easiest to zest when whole.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
19g Fat
3g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3 oz.
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 294mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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