Pistachio Baked Salmon
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min
This recipe is unique and so good! The next day, serve the leftovers over a bed of lettuce for an awesome cold salmon salad!
1 cup salted dry-roasted pistachio nuts, chopped finely
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Six 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets
1/4 cup purchased basil pesto (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. In a small bowl, combine pistachio nuts, brown sugar, lemon juice, dill weed, and pepper; set aside.
3. Place salmon fillet in a greased, foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Measure thickness of fish. Spoon pistachio mixture evenly on each fillet. Gently press in place to form a crust.
4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes for each 1/2-inch thickness of fish or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Pass pesto to serve with fish.
*Serve over hot fettuccine noodles that have been tossed in pesto.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from Better Homes and Gardens)