How To: Serve Fish For A Dinner Party – Pecan Lime Salmon


Passover is finally coming to an end. Tuesday night I will be gorging on some beautiful carbs – crusty bread, delicious pasta, and probably a slice of pizza (or two!) But during this 8 day holiday, I feel like I’ve consumed more meat than I have in the past month.

As you can probably tell from all of our blog posts and recipes, Erin and I tend to lean towards more veg friendly meals. We definitely also enjoy a good meat sandwich or two, but on the regular day to day basis, our dinner meals are vegetarian or pescetarian friendly.

DSC03434DSC03436 So, when it came time to decide what was for dinner after many chicken, turkey, and brisket suppers, a salmon meal was definitely in order. And this salmon is the perfect recipe for entertaining – elegant enough for a holiday dinner but easy enough for a weeknight treat.



With just FIVE ingredients, this dish comes together fast enough for a mid-week supper. It will also trick your guests into thinking you’ve been slaving in a hot kitchen, instead of whipping up a 20 minute salmon feast.


Serve with your favourite veg or salad and some nice crusty bread or fluffy quinoa, and you’ve got yourself an impressive meal that will cure your meat hangover too!



Pecan Lime Baked Salmon

Serves 6
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Website Adapted From Reluctant Entertainer


  • 2 Pounds boneless, skinless salmon
  • 2 Cups pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


This salmon is great hot out of the oven and at room temperature. Serve with your favourite vegetable side and whole grain or crusty piece of bread for an easy and impressive main dish!


1. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray and place salmon in dish. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place pecans in food processor and pulse until very finely chopped. Place in a bowl and mix with brown sugar, lime juice, dill, and salt and pepper until a paste forms.
3. Rub mixture onto salmon and bake in pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes.


2 thoughts on “How To: Serve Fish For A Dinner Party – Pecan Lime Salmon

  1. This sounds wonderful!! It would be the perfect meal for my husband and me….if…he ate salmon!! Sometimes it drives me nuts that he won’t eat it. I’m praying our kids like salmon 🙂

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