Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

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  • Published Jul 14th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings4
  • Calories458
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.

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Pistachio-Crusted Salmon for 4 servings:

  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 (6 ounce) fillets salmon with skin, center cut
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 lemon wedges

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In25m

To cook Pistachio-Crusted Salmon, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Pistachio-Crusted Salmon is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Pistachio-Crusted Salmon within 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Pistachio-Crusted Salmon easily:

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Combine pistachios, panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and butter in a small bowl; stir with a fork until evenly combined.
  3. 3 Lightly season salmon fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. 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. 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 grams of fat; 6.8 grams of carbohydrates; 36.2 grams of protein; 108 milligrams of cholesterol; 322 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 4th 2019

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

  2. Mar 30th 2019

    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 ...

  3. Mar 29th 2019

    Awesome! Will definitely make it again!

  4. Mar 28th 2019

    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!

  5. Mar 26th 2019

    Great recipe. Using Dijon as the "glue" for the crumbs saves lots of calories too! Will be making again for sure!

  6. Mar 25th 2019

    I made this for dinner this evening, and both my hubby and I loved it. It is easy, quick to make, and delicious. I made no changes and will definitely make it again.

  7. Mar 25th 2019

    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 forge ...

  8. Mar 23rd 2019

    What a wonderful thing to do to salmon! I used a 1 pound salmon filet that I cooked for 15 minutes, but otherwise followed the recipe. The flavor is magnificent.The mustard, pistachio an ...

  9. Dec 26th 2018

    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!!