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Delicious meals and treats begin with the best of ingredients. Adding our fresh, great tasting pecans to your dishes not only improves the taste, but also improves the nutritional value. Pecans contain the same heart-healthy unsaturated fats that are found in other nuts, and nearly two decades of research suggests that nuts, including pecans, may help maintain a healthy heart and cholesterol levels. (More information can be found at www.americanpecan.com and/or www.ilovepecans.org).

Below you will find a few tasty recipes. Give them a try for yourself. You can find more recipes at www.ilovepecans.org.


Pecan Crusted Salmon with Apple Slaw

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Apple Slaw

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 tsp. salt, divided
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 cups matchstick cut granny smith apples (from 2 apples)
1 cup finely sliced fennel (from 1/2 bulb)
2 Tbsp. pecan oil, divided
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. minced parsley
4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
1/2 cup pecan meal

INSTRUCTIONS:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small saucepan, heat maple syrup and 1/2 cup chopped pecans to a boil. Remove from heat and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper. In a medium bowl, combine the apples, fennel, 1 tablespoon of pecan oil, lemon juice, and parsley. Toss until well combined. Season with remaining salt and 2 tablespoons of the maple and pecan mixture. Place the salmon filets on a foil lined sheet tray sprayed with cook spray. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the maple mixture over each salmon filet. Top with 2 tablespoons each of the pecan meal and remaining pecan pieces. Drizzle with remaining pecan oil and press gently into fish. Place the sheet tray in the oven and bake until salmon is flakey, about 10 to 12 minutes. To serve, scoop 1/2 cup of Apple Slaw onto a dinner plate. Top with Pecan Crusted Salmon and drizzle with a tablespoon of maple pecan syrup.
Recipe provided by: www.ilovepecans.org

 

 

Spiced Pecan Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Spiced Pecan Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS
1 cup pecans halves
1 egg white
1 1/2 Tbsp. Pecan Spice Blend (recipe follows) or Chinese five spice powder
2 Tbsp. strawberry preserves
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup pecan or vegetable oil
4 cups spinach
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

 

Pecan Spice Blend
2 Tbsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. smoked paprika
2 1/2 Tbsp. powdered garlic
2 1/2 Tbsp. dried lemon peel
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 tsp. crushed rosemary

INSTRUCTIONS:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Add the pecan halves and toss to coat well. Sprinkle evenly with spice blend and toss to coat well. Spread pecans in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake, stirring once or twice, until browned, crisp and well toasted, about 12 minutes. While pecans are toasting, whisk together the strawberry preserves, the vinegar, water, salt and black pepper. Whisk in oil in a slow and steady stream until incorporated. To serve Spiced Pecan Spinach Salad, plate the spinach onto a serving platter. Top with spiced pecans, green onion and feta cheese. Drizzle with Strawberry Vinaigrette.

Pecan Spice Blend:  In a small bowl, whisk together all spice ingredients. Store in a jar or other airtight container.
Recipe provided by: www.ilovepecans.org

 

 

Pecan Romaine Salad

Pecan Romaine Salad

INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Toasted Pecan Halves
1/2 Cup, Crumbled Goat Cheese
1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
1 Bag of Hearts of Romaine Lettuce, leaves separated
Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette, for tastel

INSTRUCTIONS:  Toast pecans in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. On individual salad plates place a few leaves of Romaine lettuce. Sprinkle leaves with Goat Cheese Crumbles, toasted Pecan Halves, and Pomegranate Seeds. Lightly dress with Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette.
Recipe provided by: www.ilovepecans.org

 

 

Pecan Gooey Butter Pie

Pecan Gooey Butter Pie

INGREDIENTS
1 (18-ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup pecan meal
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 stick (4-ounces) salted butter
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. spiced rum, divided
2 cups pecan halves
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pecan meal, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter for about 30 seconds. Add the butter and 1 egg to the cake mix and stir until well combined. Press the cake mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 glass baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs and cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of spiced rum. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the pecan halves over the surface. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until pie is cooked through and golden brown.
To serve, whip the heavy cream with the remaining 1 tablespoon of spiced rum and the granulated sugar to form soft peaks. Spoon Pecan Gooey Butter Pie onto a dessert plate and dollop with spiced whipped cream on the side.
Recipe provided by: www.ilovepecans.org

 

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