Recipes with pecans are out there for everyone! Whether you’re looking for something fresh, hearty, salty, sweet, savory – there’s a pecan recipe for that. Pecans aren’t just delicious, they’re also versatile, and we want to break down a few ways you can have fun learning recipes with pecans from our pecan store online.
During the spring and summer months, what could be better than a fresh salad? There’s so much you can do with a salad, and pecans are always a great fit. One recipe we love is mixing up some fresh spring greens or fresh spinach, apple slices, red onion, and pecans, and drizzling on top a nice tablespoon or two of balsamic vinaigrette. The pecans take the place of a crouton, and while they’re adding texture and flavor, they’re also adding in nutrients like healthy fats, magnesium, iron, and Vitamin B6.
Onto your next course, pecans also have a place in your dinner menu. Dinner recipes with pecans are numerous, but we love taking some finely crushed pecan meal and using it as a breading on chicken or fish. Take your favorite light fish, like tilapia, walleye, or sole and drizzle lightly with olive or pecan oil. Use a pinch of salt and pepper on your fish filet just to give a good seasoning foundation. Mix your pecan meal with breadcrumbs, lemon zest, Cajun spice, and any other spices you feel inspired to use and get ready to pile your mixture on top of your protein. You can bake the fish or fry on a skillet, whichever you prefer!
Now for desserts – this is really where your pecans are going to shine! Everyone has their own favorite pecan pie recipe, and we don’t blame you for not wanting to share. Even if you have a pecan pie recipe that comes with guaranteed compliments every time, there’s always room to elevate. One element we love adding to a pecan pie is a small splash of honey whiskey used just as you’d use a vanilla extract. The alcohol cooks off, and honey whiskey leaves a subtle sweet, smokey, and oaky flavor that plays so beautifully with fresh Louisiana pecans.
It doesn’t matter what recipe you choose, or what meal you’re cooking, as long as you’re having fun in the kitchen with your goodies from our pecan store online!