Pistachio Baked Salmon

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by cookiedog

BHG $400 winner in the Crunch Kitchen Favorites category, January 2007. Cook time is approximate.

Top Review by HeidiSue

Well, I am not at all surprised, but you have another hit! We really enjoyed this. It is so quick, so easy and so impressive looking. I halved the recipe for just the two of us. I didn't serve it with pesto, but on top on pasta tossed in basil pesto. It was slightly too sweet, but that is easily fixed by reducing the brown sugar a bit, that's just a matter of preference of course. Thanks Cookiedog!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a small bowl combine pistachio nuts, brown sugar, lemon juice, dillweed, and pepper; set aside.
  3. Place salmon fillets in a greased, foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  4. Measure thickness of fish.
  5. Spoon pistachio mixture evenly on each fillet.
  6. Gently press in place to form a crust.
  7. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes for each 1/2-inch thickness of fish or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  8. Pass pesto to serve with fish.

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