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Baked Salmon with Crusted Pistachio

It's easy to impress your loved ones with this dish. A tangy honey lemon mustard sauce coats the salmon, giving this dish a really unique zesty and sweet flavour, getting rid of that fishy smell. Best of all, no oil is needed to cook this dish!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 250 g salmon fillet bones removed
  • ¾ cup pistachio nuts de-shelled and chop into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • ½ slice lemon juiced
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp dijon or course grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 handful baby spinach or any salad of choice
  • 5 cherry tomatoes sliced in halves
  • 1 lemon slice


Prepare condiments and pistachio mixture

  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard and honey. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine chopped pistachio, panko and olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

Pan sear the salmon

  • Heat up a frying pan over stove. Place the salmon skin side down, cook for 3 minutes over high heat to brown the skin.
  • Remove from flame. Spread a layer of condiment mixture, follow by the chopped pistachio mixture. Press to adhere.

Bake salmon in oven

  • Preheat the oven at 190 degrees for 10 mins.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake it for 8 – 10 mins, depending on the size of the salmon fillet.

Plate and ready to serve

  • On a plate, lay the salmon fillet on it. Plate it with the salad and lemon slice and ready to serve.