pistachio encrusted pacific salmon….

4 Jun

I saw a bag of pistachios sitting on our counter the other day that nobody has touched for days and decided I would try to make it into a crusty thing on top of salmon.  Who knew it would be incredibly easy?

Here’s the super yummy yet ridiculously easy recipe.

What you need!
2 salmon filets
3/4 cups roasted pistachios
1 1/2 tbsp horseradish dijon mustard (or a combo of regular dijon mustard and wasabi)
1 1/2 tbsp mayo
1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

What to do!

1.  Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees on broil.  Lightly oil the bottom of a cookie sheet or glass casserole dish in preparation for the salmon.  Take the shells off the pistachios

2.  Crush them somehow!  I used a hand blender and pulsed it until it was coarse ground consistency.  You could also put it in a plastic bag and smash it with a hammer.

3.  Add in the mustard, mayo and the juice of half a lemon.  Mix it up until it forms a paste.  Go ahead and add a bit more lemon juice if it seems too dry.

4.  Place filets on your baking dish and spread the paste all over the top and sides of the filets.  Stick ’em in the oven for 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your filets  Once the top has nicely browned….take it out and enjoy!

Approx Costs:

salmon – $8.00
crust – $1.00

Total Costs: $9.00 for 2 servings or $4.50 per person


3 Responses to “pistachio encrusted pacific salmon….”

  1. Jennifer June 4, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Mmm! What a great idea, sounds delish! Just had salmon last night and used an amazing rub with paprika, sea salt, celery salt, mustard seed and flaked onion. It was divine 😀

  2. TheBeardedOne June 4, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    Hey, I attempted a pistachio-crusted salmon a couple months ago! Although yours looks like much more of a success.

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