Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Citrus Gremolata - An easy and healthy dinner recipe for crispy baked salmon topped with a fresh herb and citrus gremolata sauce.
I received free samples of Wonderful Pistachios mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Is it me, or is football kinda like the election. It's exciting at the beginning, then as it closes in, you can't wait until it's over so you can stop hearing about it finally. Maybe presidential candidates should have to play major league football to determine a winner. It's a legitimate idea.
But I'm here to talk about food, not solving national crises.
And not just any food, one of my favorite foods. No not peanut butter. Or carrots. No, not salads either. The OTHER favorite food - S.A.L.M.O.N.
I usually feed my weekly craving for the stuff with my quick & easy salmon patties since they cost $3 to make, and are loaded with healthy fats and extra calcium (I'm all about keeping the skin and bones in there!) But it's made with canned salmon, so it's kinda like the Elvis Impersonator of heart-healthy fish.
I usually reserve the real-deal salmon for whenever I go out to dinner, but homegirl needs to try herself once in a while. Some buy shoes, I buy fresh fish. Toe-mato, to-mott-o.
That's why I was excited to combine two blood-pumpin' heart-healthy foods into one epically delicious meal.
Pistachios, meet salmon. Salmon ... pistachios. Now that we got the formalities out of the way, let's get down to bid-ness.
Watch how to make this Pistachio Crusted Salmon Recipe ( 1 min)
These green jewels are one of my fav nuts (only because peanuts are actually legumes) because
1.) They're fun to eat out of the shell ( and can help you keep portions in mind because of it)
2.) That gorgeous color is due to some powerful antioxidants. (yay green!)
3.) Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts,like pistachios, as part of a diet may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low saturated fat and cholesterol diet. (double yay for heart health!)
Not to mention how Bobby Flay I felt making a gremolata for the first time. It's kinda like a pesto that's made of parsley and not still chunky...and delicious. PLUS crusting your salmon in supah healthy nuts gets more of those heart healthy fats in, and makes it easily gluten-free for those who need it.
Money-Saving Tips for this Pistachio Crusted Salmon:
- Buy in bulk. It may cost more upfront, but buying a bigger bag of pistachios is more cost effective than opting for a smaller size.
- Shop the sales. Grab salmon when it's on sale. You can always freeze it if you don't plan on using it right away.
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What's your favorite kind of nut?
Fish, chicken, or beef?