This recipe is so delicious and so good for you, too! It’s like having your breakfast cereal along with your favorite fish for dinner and believe us when we say … it’s amazing! And, it’s super quick to make! The crunchiness of the pecans and Fiber One Cereal crumbs makes a perfect crust for the grilled fish. The inspiration for this salmon recipe came from our Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon made with a pecan-brown sugar crust. This time, we wanted to try something different to add a little fiber to the dish and we are so happy to be partnered with Fiber One (#FiberOnePartner) for this fun recipe. Normally, we think of bran cereals as a part of breakfast, but we absolutely loved this combination of Fiber One with the toasted pecans, maple syrup, brown sugar, salt and a dash of chili powder. The salt and chili powder are great complements to the slight sweetness of the bran topping and of course the sugar and syrup, too. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy high fiber in your diet, even if your are not a breakfast person, plus it allows you to skip the powders and enjoy it with real food!
The one thing we recommend is to add the maple syrup to the topping just before you plan to cook it. Otherwise the cereal can get a little soggy. If you do it just before you cook it, the whole topping stays nice and crunchy. We are so happy with this recipe, that we want to explore other ways to incorporate bran fiber into our meals. We have not tried this yet, but next time, we are going to mix the Fiber One with grated Parmesan and fresh herbs for a beautiful crispy crust on chicken breasts.
Fiber One has 3X more fiber than the leading supplement. *Fiber One Original cereal has 18g or (65% DV) fiber per serving; is the leading brand fiber supplement for regularity 6g (21%DV) fiber per serving and is the Best-selling based on U.S. sales date, year ending 9/11/2021. Fiber One has 0g added sugar and is only 90 calories per serving.
Grilled Salmon with Pecan-Bran-Maple Crust
- 4 6-8 oz. salmon fillets, with skin on one side
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- 1 cup Fiber One Cereal
- 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder or a dash of red pepper flakes
- Preheat your gas grill to medium heat.
- Place Fiber One cereal and toasted pecans in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse to crush the mixture into large crumbs. Add brown sugar, salt, and chili powder. Add the maple syrup just before you plan to grill the fish and pulse until the mixture forms a crumbly paste. The cereal stays nice and crispy this way if you keep all the dry ingredients separate from the maple syrup until the last minute.
- Place the fillets, skin side down on the piece of aluminum foil.
- Cook the fillets on the prepared barbecue for about 3 minutes. Then tent the fish with foil. Continue to cook anywhere from 2-3 minutes, depending upon the thickness of your salmon fillets. Lift the foil and evenly distribute the pecan-maple-bran topping and spread evenly over the top of each fillet. Continue to cook for another two minutes, with the foil loosely tented over the top.
- Remove from grill and serve with lemon!