Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Salmon topped with a honey, lemon glaze then topped with a mixture of pistachios & panko crumbs.  So delicious and satisfying.

I have a confession to make and I’m a little embarrassed due to the fact I am sharing this Pistachio-Crusted Salmon recipe. I have never liked eating fish unless it was buried in mayo, cheese, noodles, and hopefully, topped with a mound of buttered crushed potato chips. I might have been force-fed tuna salad two or three times a year. That is until now! Now, I can honestly say I love salmon, sea bass, crab cakes, lobster and I’m hoping to expand these horizons, soon.

If you are cut from the same cloth as I was, the “I hate fish!!” cloth and are thinking, “Oh my gosh! There is no way in the sanctuary of my kitchen heaven will I ever, ever, ever in my short-legged life cook fish.” Please hear me out.

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Please, give in! Please, just try! Begin with mild-flavored fish and take the plunge into the water-world of culinary delights. I’m so glad I did. Enjoy!Salmon topped with a honey, lemon glaze then topped with a mixture of pistachios & panko crumbs. So delicious and satisfying.

Salmon topped with a honey, lemon glaze then topped with a mixture of pistachios & panko crumbs.  So delicious and satisfying.

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Salmon topped with a honey, lemon glaze then topped with a mixture of pistachios & panko crumbs. So delicious and satisfying.
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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Salmon with a honey glaze then topped with pistachio & panko crumbs.
Course Fish - Main Meal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 2 large salmon filets – Alaskan salmon is best.
  • Mustard Glaze:
  • ½ large lemon – juice & zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ t kosher salt
  • *Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Topping:
  • ¼ cup panko-style breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup pistachios – shelled & coarsely ground
  • 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • *Coarsely grind pistachios in a food processor then add all other topping ingredients. Mix well. The mixture should be moist to stick easily to the salmon.
  • Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup Lemon balsamic vinegar can substitute equal parts regular balsamic & lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil can lemon olive oil
  • *Mix vinegar honey, salt & pepper together in a small bowl. Slowly add the olive oil and whisk quickly to incorporate the oil.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Place the salmon, skin-side down on a parchment-paper covered baking sheet.
  3. Spread the mustard mixture over the salmon.
  4. Sprinkle then gently press the pistachio mixture on top of the mustard layer, cover the salmon evenly.
  5. Bake the salmon at 375F for 15-20 minutes.
  6. When ready to serve, place the salmon on serving plates and drizzle with vinaigrette.
  7. Garnish with lemon slices & zest.
  8. *Note: The salmon will continue cooking after removing it from the oven.
  9. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

*Note: The salmon will continue cooking after removing it from the oven so be careful not to over-cook.

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    Adabel
    This was so delicious! Lots of flavor
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