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Pecan Mango Salmon over Spaetzle

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Pecan Mango Salmon over Spaetzle

Absolutely the most delicious salmon I've ever eaten. I like salmon AGAIN!
Prep Time30 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Marinade Salman2 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Bavarian, salmon, Spaetzle
Yield: 2 People
Calories: 1001kcal


  • 1 salmon filet large
  • 1 large sweet onion thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 tbls olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbls minced garlic
  • c pecans pulverize
  • c dried mango cut into small pieces
  • 4 tbls lemon juice or Fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbls Nuoc Mam Fish Sauce
  • ¼ c raw honey
  • c water
  • 2 tbls sesame oil
  • 2 tbls unsalted butter
  • 3 slices swiss cheese cut into wide strips


  • Sautee thinly sliced onions and minced garlic in olive oil until almost caramelized.
  • Always use defrosted salmon.
  • Wash and pat the salmon dry with paper towel.
  • Pulverize pecans and chop mango into small pieces
  • Season the salmon fillets with black pepper and salt.
  • In a flat baking dish, stir together nuoc mam, honey, water, lemon juice, pecans, mango and sesame oil until molasses is dissolved.
  • Place salmon in the marinade turning cover both sides
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour turning at least once.
  • Preheat air fryer at 350°F/180°C
  • Arrange the salmon in the air fryer basket..
  • Boil 1 qt water with 1/8 tsp of salt
  • Boil spaetzle for 13 minutes
  • Butter a small baking bowl with 2 tbls of unsalted butter
  • Layer spaetzle, cheese strips and onions in bowl
  • Place salmon in air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes
  • Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes while salmon bakes
  • Put remaining marinade in small pot and boil down until thick.
  • Place salmon on baked spaetzle and put marinade in bowl and serve.


Set timer for 8 -10 minutes, depending on your doneness desires.


Calories: 1001kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 4760IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 4mg