Maple salmon with praline pecans

Maple salmon with praline pecans


Ingredients for pecans:

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper from the mill

Ingredients for salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets of 200 g each
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • A handful of crispy pork rinds (oreilles de crisse)
  • Salt and pepper from the mill


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add pecans, maple syrup and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Toss. Pour on the baking tray and spread well.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir halfway. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Chop finely and set aside.
  • Place the salmon on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients (except for the pork rinds), season with salt and pepper and mix. Brush the salmon generously with the sauce.
  • Place the salmon in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked and the meat flakes easily with a fork. Brush the fish generously and regularly.
  • Place the pork rinds on an aluminum plate and place in the oven when there is about 8 minutes left to cook the salmon.
  • Remove the fish out of the oven, bury with pecans and garnish with pork rinds to taste! Accompany with a light to balance everything.