Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Delicious combination that elevates the taste of salmon by giving it a salty touch with pistachios, accompanied by delicious creamy lemon sauce.

pistachio crusted salmon

Ingredients (2 servings)

For salmon

  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

For creamy lemon sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper.


For salmon

  • In a shallow dish combine the pistachios, salt and pepper. Cover the salmon with mixture and press gently so that it is pasted.
  • In a small pan, heat oil and garlic over medium heat. Add the salmon and heat until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the temperature a bit, turn the salmon and heat until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer the steaks to plates. Serve with creamy lemon sauce and garnish with additional pistachios.

For the cream sauce

  • In a small saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add flour and mix slightly to combine, heat for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium, add the chicken broth and cream and bring to a boil at a low temperature until thickened, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes.
  • Serve with salmon.