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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon served on a plate with rice and green beans

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon for dinner tonight! Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Although it does taste like a restaurant-worthy dish, you won’t believe how easy it is to make! This nutritious salmon recipe is packed with flavor, texture, and is ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes. A delicious weeknight recipe that your whole family will love!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword baked salmon, pistachio crusted fish, pistachio-crusted salmon
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380
Author Kim


  • 4 (5-6 oz.) boneless salmon fillets
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup roasted salted, shelled pistachios, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the fish, skin-side down, on the parchment. Drizzle 1 tablespoon butter over each fillet and season with a little salt and pepper. (The nuts are already salted, so you do not need a lot of salt.) Sprinkle the chopped pistachios over each fillet and then use your fingers to gently press the nuts down.
    salmon topped with pistachios on a baking sheet pan
  • Bake fish for 10-12 minutes, or 12-14 minutes for thicker fillets. Serve warm and enjoy!
    baked salmon topped with pistachios on a sheet pan


  • How to store: Store pistachio-crusted salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • How to reheat: Reheat in a 300ºF preheated oven or air fryer for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat in the microwave in 20-second increments until heated all the way through.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 919mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg