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Get the Recipe: Candied Salmon

This Candied Salmon has the perfect flaky texture! The maple pecan glaze is sweet, sticky, and crunchy. This Paleo salmon is easy to make and packed with flavor!
5 from 9 votes



  • First, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with sea salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, combine pecans, maple syrup and coconut aminos. Stir to combine.
  • Place salmon fillets in a large baking dish.
  • Pour pecan mixture over salmon fillets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily.
  • Finally, remove from oven and serve!


  • Chop pecans or use pecan halves if desired.
  • Pure maple syrup adds the best flavor!  Honey can also be used.
  • Coconut aminos can be replaced by gluten free soy sauce or regular soy sauce if needed.
  • Bake until salmon easily flakes.
  • Store leftovers in fridge for up to 3 days.
Calories: 530kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 829mg, Potassium: 1032mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 2mg