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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"Make ordinary salmon extra special by topping it with a pistachio crust. You can have it on the table in under 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal or a dinner party for guests. Serve with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc."
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25 m servings 458
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine pistachios, panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and butter in a small bowl; stir with a fork until evenly combined.
  3. Lightly season salmon fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Sear salmon fillets, flesh-side down, for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn heat off and flip salmon pieces over so skin side is down. Brush tops of salmon evenly with Dijon mustard. Top with pistachio mixture, pressing mixture down onto salmon.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Salmon filets that are 1- to 1 1/4-inch thick work best.
  • Use a mini food processor to quickly chop pistachios; alternately, you can use a resealable plastic bag and a meat mallet to crush the nuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 458 calories; 32 6.8 36.2 108 322 Full nutrition

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Fantastic mingling of flavors. Now one of my favorite salmon recipes.

A lovely, easy recipe, which I followed to the letter. The Dijon is the key to this, I think. Also, I believe that searing the salmon first acts as a sealant to keep it moist. I wouldn’t ski...

Followed all ingredients and cooking directions. Since my fillets were various sizes, I adjusted the searing and baking time. Salmon turned out perfect and it was a hit!

Awesome! Will definitely make it again!

OMG!!! OMG!!! This is wonderful. I have used many recipes from this site, but this is only my second review. The only change I made was to take the advice of the person who said to forget se...

I liked it, but I prefer fish to be a little less .... wet? juicy? If I make it again, I might skip the mustard so that it's a little more dry. Good flavor, though!!

This dish turned out so delicious. I use my friends and family as guinny pigs when trying new recipes. This one didn't disappoint!

Didn't have any dijon mustard so I used real mayo instead, it was delicious, I'm trying it tonight with the Dijon Mustard so it may go to 5 stars, lol...