Pistachio- Baked Salmon

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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!

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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.

Tips:

*Serve over hot fettuccine noodles that have been tossed in pesto.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from Better Homes and Gardens)

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