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Pistachio Salmon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min

Makes

4 servings

This simple salmon gets its crunch from a coating of crushed pistachios, panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Add steamed veggies and rice and it's dinnertime! —Anthony Oraczewski, Port St. Lucie, FL
Pistachio Salmon Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 salmon fillet (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, toss pistachios with bread crumbs and cheese.
  2. Place salmon on a greased foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan, skin side down; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with pistachio mixture, pressing to adhere. Bake, uncovered, until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes.
Health Tip: Save any leftover pistachios for snacks. A serving (about 50 nuts) packs 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and over 10 percent of the B6, thiamine, copper and phosphorous we need daily.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked fish: 269 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 497mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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