Pistachio Crusted Salmon
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Pistachio Crusted Salmon is a light and healthy meal option you can have on the table in under 30 min. Fresh buttery, rich tasting salmon is topped with a sweet and spicy honey mustard sauce and finished off with a crunchy topping of panko and chopped pistachios.
Recipe type: Seafood, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 salmon fillets (approx. 4-6 oz. each ,skin on) (wild King or your favorite variety)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp course grain mustard (or Dijon)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 2 Tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (or avocado oil)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towel. Arrange salmon on a foil (or parchment paper) lined baking sheet, skin side down. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard and honey. Spoon mixture and spread evenly over top of each salmon fillet.
  4. Coarsely chop pistachios in a food processor (or with a knife ) and combine with panko and olive oil. Spread pistachio mixture on top of salmon, pressing lightly to adhere.
  5. Bake until salmon is cooked through to your liking and pistachios are golden brown, approx. 15-20 min. Let salmon rest 5 min.(outside of oven) before serving (Salmon will continue to cook during this time so keep this in mind when removing salmon from oven) .
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 348 Fat: 20.3 g Saturated fat: 2.1 g Carbohydrates: 15.0 g Sugar: 9.9 g Sodium: 234.4 mg Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 25.4 g Cholesterol: 62.7 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/pistachio-crusted-salmon/