Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe, baked and served for a delicious ‪dinner party, garnished with fresh lemon slices and parsley! ENJOY!

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

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Full-hearted after gathering people around our table this past month, I’d say my birthday “month” was very special. Filled with a lot of love, gifts, good food (this Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon – yum!), and the people I love.

We had so many dinners together as a family, and with out-of-town guests, and new friends, I’ve begun to realize that hospitality resuscitates me, and just feels right.

It reminds me of what matters in life, and what I cannot live without.

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

My friend, Barb, sent me the most lovely lavender wreath in the mail.

A very fun box delivered to my home, now sitting on my (chalkboard paint) fireplace mantle.

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

Flowers from the local farmer’s market from a new friend. Plus so many cards and other special gifts in the mail. Truly, I was spoiled this year!

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

And then these brownies, for my birthday dinner from another new friend, oh, so good.

[Place mats: Wal Mart; Tablecloth & napkins & drinking glasses: IKEA; White dinner plates: Dollar Store; Table & Chairs: IKEA].

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

Abby made a new delicious recipe, Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon, and we wished she had doubled it!

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

Whip up the pecan topping, spread over the salmon.

Bake and serve with Peach Mint Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Zucchin Fritters and a Green Mango Salad and  BEST Peach Tart for dessert!

I do not dread birthdays. I’ve come to embrace each new year as a gift, another year of learning more about forgiveness, grace, and love.

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

Being so grateful for my family, this season of life where my family is home, together eating meals in the beautiful outdoors. (I have to brag about this homemade card a sweet friend made – our Westfalia VW Camper Van – so clever and cute!)

A birthday dinner is by far the BEST gift.

These are the treasures, far better than any tangible gift (although I truly do love birthday gifts and cards), and really the most important gifts in life.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate a birthday?

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe
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Pecan-Dijon Crusted Salmon Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 -8
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  • 1/4 c. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. dried or fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs. salmon filet


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Salt and pepper each side of the filet.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, thyme, honey, pecans and Dijon mustard. Spread evenly (press) on top of the salmon.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh-sliced lemon; serve!
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