Pistachio Crusted Salmon – Fit Armadillo

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

pistachio salmon healthy recipe

This week for What’s for Dinner? Wednesday I’m teaching you how to make some salmon absolutely nuts!  How do you do it? You don’t need to become a salmon tamer (or de-tamer?) to enjoy nutty salmon. All you need to do is paint the pre-cooked fish with a special sauce that will help it hold onto some crushed pistachio pieces.

The results of this nut-covered salmon is a delicious meal even my dad enjoyed!  As a chef you’ll definitely enjoy the quick stove-to table time (20 minutes or less).  Ready to go nuts at dinner? Check out the full recipe adapted from one I originally found in the May 2014 Fitness Magazine:

The overall prep time is minimal so you can expect to have this dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less.
Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to get the job done and feed 4 people:
Cooking spray
1/2 cup unsalted shelled pistachios, finely chopped
4 tsp Dijion mustard
2 tsp organe zest
1 tbsp orange juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 6-oz salmon fillets
Find a side of veggies you love and a starch (we had green beans and potatoes) and get ready to cook up your fish.
Step One: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees so it will be ready to cook your fish.
Step Two: To make your salmon nutty, you’ll need something to help hold those green nuggets of goodness on the fish.  Grab a small bowl and mix together your Dijion mustard, orange zest, orange juice, salt, and pepper.  Then brush the mix onto your fish. Once your pistachios are chopped, press them onto the flesh of the fish and you’ll be ready to make that salmon totally nuts.
Step Three:  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place your salmon on top (make sure it’s skin side down).  Cook your fish in your oven for 10 minutes or until it is cooked through.
And that’s it! With the pistachio nuts and the salmon, this dish packs a great punch of omega-three fatty acids.

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Have you ever had a salmon dish like this? Would you try it or is it too crazy for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share them with a comment below: 

Catherine Turley

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