Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachios make a perfect crust for this simple oven baked fish! In fact my Pistachio Crusted Salmon recipe might just end up being you new favorite way to cook fish.
Course Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Julie Wunder


  • 4 pieces salmon about 6 ounces
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1/4 salted pistachios shelled
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over both sides of the salmon and salt and pepper both sides of the fish.
  4. Evenly spread one teaspoon of mustard on each piece of fish.
  5. Put the pistachios in a zipper bag and hit with the back of a measuring cup. You want to slightly break up the pieces, not turn them into dust.
  6. Combine the broken pistachios, panko and parmesan and pour on a shallow plate large enough to dip the fish in.
  7. Put the fish mustard side down into the pistachio mixture and press firmly to get the crust to stick. Make sure to get al of the corners!
  8. Turn fish back over and place into the baking pan.
  9. Put in oven for 20-25 minutes or just until fish is flaky.

Recipe Notes

I used salted pistachios for my recipe, if you use unsalted, you will need to add salt to the pistachio mixture. The fish I used was about 1 inch thick. If your piece is thicker or thinner, adjust the cooking times accordingly.