Pistachio Baked Salmon

I love this really unique way to serve salmon:  Pistachio Baked Salmon

Pistachio Baked Salmon

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Pistachio Baked Salmon

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 and hot, cooked linguine noodles (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. Serve over pesto tossed noodles, if desired.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from Better Homes and Gardens)

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