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Pistachio Crusted Salmon

With a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes, this Pistachio Crusted Salmon is both an easy and quick option for a weeknight dinner and also an elegant main for a dinner party.

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Fillet of Pistachio Crusted Salmon on dish with green beans on the sides.

Crusted Fish Fillet

This recipe for Pistachio Crusted Salmon is one of those simple recipes that produces a beautiful and flavourful dish that is sure to impress your guests.

Salmon is a healthy dinner option and this recipe is so easy and quick to prepare. With some basic pantry ingredients, you can have this delicious and moist fish on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Fillet of uncooked salmon with pistachio crust on baking tray.

How to make it

If you don't have any pistachios on hand, feel free to use chopped cashews, pecans, almonds and even peanuts. All of these nuts make a great crust for salmon. This recipe does not include mustard, feel free to add it if you like.

Ingredients Overview:

This recipe requires a fresh salmon fillet and a few simple ingredients:

  • Salmon fillet
  • Olive oil
  • Honey (or maple syrup)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped pistachios

Steps Overview:

Pat the salmon fillet dry and rub the flesh with a touch of olive oil.

In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic cloves with honey and spread over the salmon. Season with salt and pepper and press the chopped pistachios onto the salmon flesh.

Bake the salmon in the oven for approximately 15 minutes and it will come out with a moist and juicy flesh.

If you are using a smaller fillet make sure to check the fish earlier than the suggested time as a smaller fillet will cook faster. Also keep in mind that the fish will continue to cook when it's removed from the oven, so make sure to take it out sooner rather than later.

Fillet of Pistachio Crusted Salmon and green beans on serving dish.

How to Serve

Steam some fresh veggies such as green beans, broccoli or even some baby potatoes to serve with the salmon and you'll have yourself a quick, easy and delicious meal.

You could also serve it with lemon wedges and a side salad. A couple of my favorite salads to serve with this salmon dish in the summer are this Lebanese Tabbouleh or this Fattoush Salad. And during the holidays, I like serving it with this Pomegranate, Pear and Pecan Salad or this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad.

How to Store

You can store leftover cooked salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If you like this recipe you might also want to try these Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops.

Enjoy!

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Fillet of Pistachio Crusted Salmon and green beans on serving dish.

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
With a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes, this Pistachio Crusted Salmon is both an easy and quick option for a weeknight dinner and also an elegant main for a dinner party.
4.37 from 44 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 409 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1300 grams salmon fillet, pin bones removed approx. 1300 grams
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios chopped by hand or in food processor
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges to serve with cooked salmon

Instructions
 

  • Place a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat it to 375F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pat the salmon dry. And rub flesh with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine minced garlic cloves and honey, spread over salmon.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Press chopped pistachios onto salmon flesh.
  • Bake in oven until flesh flakes easily about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 min. before serving.

Notes

  1. Maple syrup can be used in place of honey.
  2. If pistachios are not available, chopped cashews, pecans, almonds and peanuts can be used to crust the salmon. 
  3. Keep in mind that the fish continues to cook when it's removed from the oven, so make sure to take it out sooner rather than later.
  4. There are 409 calories and 9 grams of carbs in one serving of this pistachio-crusted salmon (assuming salmon weighing 1300 grams is divided into 6 portions).

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 45gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 1189mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 10.1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2.3mg
Keyword Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Pistachio Salmon, Salmon, Salmon with Pistachio Crust
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This post wast originally published in December of 2016. It has been updated. The recipe remains unchanged.

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