pistachio crusted salmon

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

“Pistachio-crusted salmon.” Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Although it does taste like a restaurant-worthy dish, you won’t believe how easy it is to make!

All you need is salmon, melted butter and chopped nuts. You can use pistachios as I have below, or whatever you have on hand (mixed nuts, pecans, almonds). Whichever you choose, get the shelled, salted and roasted variety for easy preparation and deeper flavor. Then simply chop up the nuts or grind ’em a mini food processor (roughly chopped, not too finely ground, is what you’re going for).

Then place the fish on a parchment-lined baking sheet or in a baking dish (skin side down). Drizzle the fish with melted butter, season with a little S&P, and then top with the chopped nuts. Now bake for 10-12 minutes (or 12-14 for thicker fillets) and serve!

Pistachio-crusted salmon is delicious with a simple green salad, your favorite roasted veggies, or a scoop of tender and flavorful basmati rice on the side.

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the fish, skin-side down, on the parchment.
  3. Pour 1 Tablespoon butter over each fillet and season with a little salt and pepper. (The nuts are already salted, so you do not need a lot of salt.) Sprinkle the chopped pistachios over each fillet and then use your fingers to gently press the nuts down.
  4. Bake fish for 10-12 minutes, or 12-14 minutes for thicker fillets. Serve warm and enjoy!

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