Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon

HONEY BOURBON SALMON is ultra delicious and ultra easy! This pecan crusted salmon is the perfect family meal with all of the flavor and none of the fuss. The salmon marinates in the honey bourbon glaze in the oven, and the pecan crust gives it the perfect crunch!

Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon

Honey Bourbon Salmon Recipe

Honey Bourbon Salmon with a crunchy pecan crust…this salmon recipe is the perfect mix of flavors!

Everyone loves a great salmon recipe, especially here on The Cookie Rookie. And this Honey Bourbon Pecan Crusted Salmon is the latest addition! We have done so many salmon recipes over the years, and they’re always some of my most popular posts. Salmon with Avocado Salsa (pinned 2 MILLION TIMES), Caesar Salmon Foil Packets, Caprese Stuffed Salmon, the list goes on and on.

Salmon is awesome because its easy to work with, cooked through in minutes, and good for you! It’s a staple at our house and was one of the first things I mastered when learning to cook…so you KNOW it must be something anyone can make delicious.

This Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon is as yummy as it is beautiful; sure to please if entertaining or great for a simple dinner at home with your family.

Try this Pecan Crusted Salmon with a Honey Bourbon Glaze for an easy, healthy dinner!


Honey Bourbon glaze being poured over Pecan Crusted Salmon

This PECAN CRUSTED HONEY BOURBON SALMON is ultra delicious and easy! The perfect family meal with all of the flavor and none of the fuss.

Pecan Crusted Salmon

I absolutely love the texture of this crunchy pecan crusted salmon recipe! The mix of the sweet honey bourbon glaze and the crunchy pecans on top make this one of the most amazing salmon recipes I’ve ever had. It all bakes together so perfectly in the oven. Just sprinkle chopped pecans over the glazed salmon and you’ve got a delicious crust.

This tender honey bourbon salmon is marinated in deliciousness so it’s so full of flavor by time you’re ready to eat. It would be amazing served over rice, on a salad, or even on it’s own. I love the crunch that the pecan crust adds to the equation. This is sure to be a winner even among people that aren’t 100% sold on eating seafood.

Cooking with Salmon

You shouldn’t be scared to attempt salmon, you should embrace it! It’s one of my favorite ways to eat fish and the possibilities for toppings are endless. Be sure you get a great cut of salmon from your grocer. I always ask them what kind of fresh salmon they have in and usually they can tell you which types will taste stronger than others based on where they were caught. We prefer a mild salmon at our house, but some love a bolder flavor. It’s fun to try the different regions!

Bourbon marinated salmon topped with a pecan crust

Honey Bourbon Salmon with pecan crust

How do you make Bourbon Glaze?

The salmon marinates in a honey bourbon glaze while in the oven. This gives it so much flavor! And the glaze is easy to make. Just mix butter, soy sauce, honey, bourbon, brown sugar, garlic, and lemon juice in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer until it thickens.

Brush the glaze onto the salmon before baking to make tasty honey bourbon salmon!

How long do I cook marinated salmon in the oven?

You should cook the honey bourbon salmon in the oven for a total of 15-20 minutes. The internal temperature of the salmon should be about 125-130°F.

Do you cook salmon covered or uncovered?

Cook this pecan crusted salmon in the oven uncovered.

Pecan crusted salmon

I hope you give this Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon a try. I just know you’ll love it as much as we do.

See the recipe card for detail on how to make Honey Bourbon Pecan Crusted Salmon. Enjoy!

If you like this honey bourbon salmon recipe, try these other fish recipes:

5 from 1 vote
Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

PECAN CRUSTED HONEY BOURBON SALMON is ultra delicious and easy! This pecan crusted salmon is the perfect family meal with all of the flavor and none of the fuss.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: baked salmon, salmon
Servings: 6
Calories: 682 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1½-2 lbs. salmon slab or 6 salmon fillets
  • 2-3 cups chopped pecans
  • Garnish: chopped parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 275F and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, bourbon, and lemon juice. Whisk until well blended. Bring the glaze to a boil over medium heat and stir often. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture until it thickens and reduces, approximately 3-5 minutes. Stir the glaze often.
  3. Place the salmon, skin-side-down, on the prepared dish. Brush the salmon with the prepared glaze. Cover the salmon with pecans and press the pecans firmly into the salmon. Cook for 10 minutes at 275F.
  4. Drizzle additional glaze over the salmon and cook another 5-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part, registers 120F.
  5. Remove the salmon from the oven and turn the oven to broil.
  6. Drizzle the salmon with glaze and place it in the oven. Broil 1-2 minutes, just until the pecans turn golden. **Watch the salmon while it broils – the pecans can burn quickly. The final internal temperature should be 125F-130F. Remove the salmon from the oven and allow it to cool, in the dish, 5-10 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy

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Nutrition Facts
Pecan Crusted Honey Bourbon Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 682 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 628mg 26%
Potassium 774mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 51g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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situs judi togel
Looks delicious!!
Hi - this looks great and i plan to make it this week... is there supposed to be honey in the ingredients list? Just wondering, the recipe has “honey” in the name and i dont want to leave out an Ingredient by mistake - thanks!
    Becky Hardin
    Oh my gosh where is my mind!!! SO sorry. I just updated the recipe to what it should read. You're my hero :)
This looks delicious! And any left over sauce seeMs like it would be gReat on pork!
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