Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Published June 3, 2013 | Written by The Healthline Editorial Team
If you like pistachios, you’re in luck. These green little gems are nutrient-rich—especially with heart-healthy fatty acids. Fatty acids promote HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels, which help prevent plaque buildup and a possible heart attack.
|Serving size:||about 4 oz of salmon|
|Calories per serving:||372|
|Total Fat 22.0g||34%|
- 2 (8 oz) salmon fillets, without skin
- 1 cup unchopped pistachios
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Step by Step:
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray a pan with cooking spray.
- Lightly season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
- Take the unchopped pistachios and place in a food process. Process until they look like bread crumbs. (You can leave a few bigger chunks for aesthetics.)
- Mix the spicy mustard and olive oil in a bowl. Then brush the salmon with the spicy mustard. Be sure to put a thick layer on the salmon.
- Place the pistachio crumbs onto a plate and then press the salmon flesh-side down into the crumbs. This will give you a nice pistachio coating.
- Place the salmon crust-side up in a pan and bake for 20 minutes.