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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!
    26 of 26 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 5 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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this tonight using tilapia instead of salmon and my fussy hubby enjoyed it as much as I did. I did not have shallots and did not use breadcrumbs but otherwise followed the recipe. Will be making this with other kinds of fish. - 1/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would never have thought to grind nuts that fine...but I have to try this, it sounds amazing! - 2/27/09

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  • I don't really like Dijon, but the salmon was still very tasty. My fiance absolutely loved it! I would love any suggestions for something other than dijon. - 8/22/14

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  • One of my favorite salmon recipes! I have even used almonds in place of pistachios. Both are equally good and my 12yo son often asks for the "crusty" fish. Very good reheated, too. - 8/22/14

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  • Sounds like a good one to try I cant wait to try

    - 4/17/14

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  • I used pecans because I had them on hand. - 12/13/13

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  • My partner and I absolutely LOVE this recipe!! We can't do any other salmon recipes now as this beats all the others completely!! Only problem is once you've eaten it all, you just want more!!! - 11/12/13

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  • This was quick, easy and delicious! - 10/24/13

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  • The best salmon that I've had in a long time - 10/7/13

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  • GOOOD - 10/3/13

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  • I made this with miracle whip because no one likes brown mustard. I think this would taste better on a more delicate fish. Next time I'll use talapia and I'm sure it will be excellent. - 9/29/13

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  • My family loves salmon, and we eat it in lots of different ways. We love pistachios and Dijon mustard, too. But the combination of these flavors together tasted, to us, just plain awful -- nearly inedible. Although others seem to love this recipe, I won't be making it again. - 7/3/13

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  • Only changes I made were to coat both sides of the salmon & used minced onion instead of shallots. I served it with Dill Sauce for Salmon. We really enjoyed it! - 7/2/13

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  • So delicious! - 5/3/13

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  • I made this for a visiting Spark friend and her DH. Everyone loved it, I made cauliflower Pizza crust for bread we had a huge salad and the meal was a hit. We love salmon but that worked well with company Thanks Pat in Maine. - 4/28/13

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  • My new favorite recipe. This was awesome. Perfect as is! - 4/27/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    O. M. G. that sounds gooooooood!! Into the file it goes! - 4/26/13

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  • Great recipe God Bless you. - 4/26/13

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  • mouth is watering. What is the nutritional value of on of these servings? That would be helpful to add! Or did I miss it somewhere? - 4/26/13

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  • This was delish!!! Loved it. - 2/11/13

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  • this helps you eat fish at least once a week . like the mustard and garlic . thought shallots where onions . - 2/3/13

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  • Loved this!! my whole family loved it and we will be making this again and again,thanks for sharing!! - 1/11/13

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  • Very good recipe. I've done a similar one with Panko, but the pistachio flavor is very nice. - 1/11/13

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  • I love salmon and I love crunchy nuts. Putting this together and enjoying it for dinner is going to so fun. I think we'll have this for Sunday dinner. Then I'll be back to rate it! Thanks for the helpful recipe! - 12/7/12

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  • Loved the crunchiness added from pistachios paired with the tangy mustard. My boyfriend and I both loved this. Simple yet very tasty!
    - 11/30/12

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  • I had this for dinner last night and I got so many compliments from my family. Really great!! - 11/14/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sound delicious...added to my grocery list - 10/5/12

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  • This is excellent!!! - 10/3/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks awesome! - 10/3/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good to me !! Both the dish snd the journey : ) Thanks for sharing!! - 10/3/12

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  • I just made this-- It is tasty! - 10/3/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try this on chicken - no one else eats fish in the house, even though I love salmon! - 10/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband is a chef and he makes this dish so GOOD!!! - 9/11/12

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  • very good - 8/27/12

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  • Very, very good! - 6/15/12

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  • I FIXED THIS THE OTHER NIGHT AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD, BUT I LIKE ALL SEAFOOD. - 6/13/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for posting this recipe! I'm going to try it and serve it with steamed asparagus! I'm going to play the Parisian music at dinner too (yah, we have that music channel in Canada...) Merci boucoup! A very French Canadienne :)
    - 6/11/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I bet tilapia would taste good using this recipe. - 6/4/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Prefer Atlantic salmon! - 5/29/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds quick, easy and delicious. - 1/22/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am always looking for different ways to fix fish. This recipe sounds really good. Will put it on my menu for this week! Thanks for sharing. - 1/22/12

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  • Excellent! I love the pistachio salmon combination and can't wait to try it with other fish. - 10/2/11

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  • This was amazing!!! Cant wait to have this again!!!! It was so wasy!! Thanks you so much for sharing!!! Amazingly tasting and easy!!! - 11/11/10

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  • I cooked it for my wife tonight. Very good stuff. She was impressed! - 8/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will try! - 2/28/09

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