Cooking Tips from the Auto Dealer

Add one more to the list.

If you search Google for “Alaska salmon bake with pecan crunch coating” (with the quotes), you end up with over 34,000 hits. Besides the recipe sites and food blogs that you would expect, there are some other interesting ones. A RV cooking site…..weight loss sites….photo sites, all within the realm of the expected. Standard print media…check.

The most unusual one that caught my eye was an auto dealership in Denton, Texas. They have a regular newsletter and in it they include recipes like this one. Who would have thought?

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The coating was a perfect match for the salmon. It added some crunch and texture to the smooth, flaky fish.

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Only three of us for dinner that night.

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Making the liquid topping.

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And the not so liquid topping.

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The three stages: uncoated, brushed and topped.

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Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating

Prep Time: 20 Min | Cook Time: 10 Min | Makes: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 lemon wedges


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, butter, and honey. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley. Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with mustard-honey mixture. Cover the top of each fillet with bread crumb mixture. Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until salmon just flakes when tested with a fork. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Info:

Amount Per Serving Calories: 368 | Total Fat: 22.4g | Cholesterol: 91mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database


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Categories: kosher, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “Cooking Tips from the Auto Dealer”

  1. Naomi
    June 21, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Lol. Thought the recipe would somehow have it cooked in the car. My sister-in-law has a recipe for ‘dishwasher poached salmon’ which is cooked exactly as it sounds!


  2. June 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    I really liked the sound of the blending of butter with honey and dijon mustard for brushing the salmon! This sounds scrumptious, I always love pecan crusted meats or fish!


  3. June 22, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    This looks delicious and easy. I may have to add it to next week’s menu! Thanks 🙂


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