The Deen Bros. Lighter Oven-Roasted Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

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By Bobby and Jamie Deen

The Deen Bros. Lighter Oven-Roasted Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

172 Fewer Calories
22 g Less Fat

3 tablespoons unsalted shelled pistachio nuts
1 tablespoon whole-wheat bread crumbs
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Lemon wedges for serving

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a small rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine the pistachio nuts, bread crumbs, and oil in a food processor until coarsely ground. 

Pat the fillets dry with paper towels and sprinkle with the salt. Spread the mustard evenly on top of each fillet. Top the fillets evenly with the pistachio mixture pressing to form an even layer.  Transfer the fillets, crust-side up, to the baking sheet. Roast until the salmon is just opaque in the center, 8 – 10 minutes.  Serve with the lemon wedges.

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty:  Easy

Per Serving (1 salmon fillet): 279 Cal; 28 g Protein; 15 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 7 g Mono Fat; 8 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 43 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 570 mg Sodium; 58 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of The Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
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I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
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Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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