I am always looking for new ways for my family to eat fish. Salmon recipes are one of my favorite things to experiment with because our family loves it so much. I couldn’t wait to try this Baklava Salmon recipe on my family thanks to the unique combination of honey, mustard, and nuts that add a sweet & crunchy topping to this mild fish.
If you have not sampled baklava before, it is definitely a treat to look for when eating at a Mediterranean restaurant. Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is sticky, rich, and light all at the same time. The mixture of this salmon coating mimics those flavors with the chopped nuts and breadcrumbs mixed together with fresh parsley and then beneath is the rich honey layer mixed with a little Dijon mustard.
I love that all of these items are already in my pantry, making it a great dish to create from found items that you likely already have in your cupboards.
Our entire family loved this new spin on salmon and the unexpectedly sweet topping on this fish. We served it with my favorite Roasted Brussels Sprouts to add another bite of crunch to our dinner.
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1½ tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup walnuts or ¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
- fresh ground pepper
- kosher salt
- Lemon slices
- Preheat oven to 400°; Line shallow roasting pan with non-stick aluminum foil, or spray with non-stick pan spray.
- In small bowl, blend butter, mustard, and honey, set aside; in another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, nuts, and parsley.
- Place salmon fillets on prepared pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and brush with honey-mustard mixture; sprinkle tops with crumb/nut mixture; if any remains, press into sides of salmon.
- Bake salmon 10-12 minutes in preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork, serve with a lemon wedge.