Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce Recipe
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Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce Recipe

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Nutty pistachios add color and crunch when sprinkled on salmon. The cream sauce gives the dish a lemony smooth finish. —Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (1 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/4 cup sauce equals 699 calories, 59 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 172 mg cholesterol, 837 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place fillets on a greased baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread with mayonnaise and sprinkle with pistachios.
  2. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook and stir shallot in oil over medium-high heat until tender. Add cream, lemon peel, salt and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve with salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p65

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/4 cup sauce equals 699 calories, 59 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 172 mg cholesterol, 837 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This turned out excellent!!! It was moist, creamy and had my favorite nut on there. I have four kids that ate it down faster than ice-cream. No left overs :)"

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"We loved the recipe. I didn't include the shallots in the sauce. We loved the nutty taste of the pistachios and creamy sauce with the salmon. Easy to make, yet looks very elegant."

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"I loved this recipe!!! We cook salmon all of the time and now this is one of our favorites. Very simple to make...didn't change a thing and it was yummy!"

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"This was so good. we had Broccoli with it and the sauce was good on it also"

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Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"This recipe was EXCELLENT! My husband and I are definitely planning to put this on our list of recipes to make again. The flavor was astounding and the sauce was rich and creamy!"

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