Easy, Fancy Midweek Recipe: Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachio crusted salmon in pictures

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner that looks a little bit fancier than your average quick and easy meal? I recommend that you try the delicious pistachio crusted salmon recipe, courtesy of Simple Healthy Kitchen.  This recipe feels special enough to use as a weekend treat too (although perhaps your presentation will be better than mine in the final picture above! Bit overzealous with the fine beans)

BP and I enjoyed this after trailing around after our toddler all afternoon at Packwood House, so it really is easy to prepare when you are tired! The sweet honey and mustard zing is delicious and surprised BP I hadn’t told him the other ingredients besides pistachio. Always good to get that sort of reaction. Plus, nuts and fish are healthy, right?

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients

  • Two salmon fillets
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Couscous & fine beans to accompany

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees celcius
  • Wash the fillets and pat them dry with a some kitchen roll
  • Cover a baking tray with foil (the baked on honey mixture would pretty much fuse to a naked tray) and lay the salmon fillets on top, skin side down
  • Chop the pistachio nuts and mix them together with the panko breacrumbs in a bowl
  • Mix lemon juice, honey, mustard and oil together in another bowl
  • Evenly spread the liquid mixture over the fillets
  • Divide the nut and breadcrumb between the fillets, pressing them down firmly
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the topping is just turning golden
  • Meanwhile, boil some fine beans for about 5 minutes and make up some coucous according to pack instructions. I used ready made Ainsley Harriet lemon and herb couscous for sake of ease, but you can be more creative

I hope you enjoy this recipe and find it a nice twist on baked salmon. If have any other salmon recipes that are great for midweek, let me know in the comments below.

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