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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.0
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.5 mg
  • Sodium: 180.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 18.8 g

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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Introduction

Turn any night into a special occasion with this 20-minute meal inspired by a Parisian bistro. Turn any night into a special occasion with this 20-minute meal inspired by a Parisian bistro.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 3-ounce salmon fillets (preferably WIld Alaskan)
    1 T Dijon mustard
    1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    1/2 oz pistachios, shelled (about 25)
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 shallot, minced
    nonstick cooking spray
    salt and pepper to taste

Tips

I first had pistachio-crusted salmon on a first date in Paris. While the meal was delicious, I barely ate a bite because we were talking so much. Now I make this for special occasions and remember that very special time in my life.


Directions

Makes 4 servings.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a food processor or with a knife, chop pistachios until they are about the size of the bread crumbs. Mix with breadcrumbs, minced garlic and minced shallots and place on a deep plate.
Season fish with salt and pepper. Spread mustard evenly over one side of fillets, then press salmon into mixture on that same side.
Place on baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes, or until top is browned and fish is cooked through.






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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    WOW!!!! This recipe was the best salmon I've ever had. I served it with sauteed asparagus and mushrooms, added a touch more garlic and skipped the salt. It didn't need salt. My boyfriend is VERY impressed and threatened to eat the rest if my roommate doesn't get home soon. - 4/25/12

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made this dish for my parents tonight and they loved it! I used tilapia and salmon. I liked the tilapia better! It is an awesome dish! - 3/1/09

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  • 10 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I love my salmon very plain, but this crust would go really well with chicken breast or pork fillet, I think, so I'm saving the recipe. - 7/14/12

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! We made it today using tilapia fillets and spicy brown mustard, because that's what we had on hand. Definitely something we'll serve again. We're also going to try the topping on chicken tenderloins, soon. - 4/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    A quick and easy way to pack incredible flavor into a fish fillet, chicken tenders, or pork cutlets. Just the right amount of elegance! No shallots... use yellow onion, or sprinkle with fresh chives. Omit the salt if the pistachios are salted. - 10/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My family and I love this! I used rice crispies crushed instead of breadcrumbs to make it gluten free. My salmon must have been thicker because I had to cook for 20 minutes. But AMAZING flavor! - 10/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Had quite a punch and was delicious. Totally worth trying! - 8/14/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I tried this but left out the breadcrumbs...don't need them. I was able to get my daughterto eat the salmon and it is not her favorite fish!! - 2/27/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used pecans because that is what I had on hand was so good. - 10/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! My entire family loved it. I used a couple of tortilla chips instead of breadcrumbs, since I am gluten-free. - 10/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! And pretty too! I will make this again and again. I might even try it with Tilapia. SP STEPH's recipes are ALWAYS winners IMO.

    I did have a good amount of crumbs left over. Next time I might use the crumbs on both sides. - 1/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious!!! My husband loved it. I followed the recipe exactly as shown. The fish was very light and the coating on it had a great tangy flavor. I will be making this again! - 2/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    So incredibly delicious - 1/22/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The crust is fantastic !! I've used it on other fish fillet's, chicken and pork. - 10/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used pine nuts and onions, because that's what I had on hand. I added no salt. There is plenty of salt in the bread that goes into the crumbs. It was delicious. - 8/26/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved the pistachios but really didn't care for the Dijon mustard. Will try it again using light mayo instead!
    - 9/22/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was off the chain. I did not have pistachios, so I chopped up some mixed nuts I had and it was fabulous. Had it with a baked potato and steamed broccoli & carrots. - 8/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    just incredible....I love salmon almost any way but the pistachios put this one over the top for me. yeah, as with some of the other reviews, I feel no need for salt... - 6/27/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My favorite salmon recipe. I also make it with grated parmesan added to the crumbs. I have also used the crust on chicken. - 4/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 1/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this with tilapia. It was very good but I think it would be better with salmon so I will try it again soon using salmon. Also, I used Panko bread crumbs and I feel it would be better with traditional bread crumbs. Well worth trying and excellent with the shallots. - 10/5/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I'm always looking for new ways to cook fish and this sounds like a winner! - 7/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Total do again! - 7/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was very good - I really enjoyed it and so did my hubby - 3/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    so good, probably the best salmon I've ever eaten! - 3/12/12

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