Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce

Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Difficulty: Easy

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For the Salmon:
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (4-ounce) fresh salmon fillets
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic

For the Lemon Cream Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper


For the Salmon:
In a shallow dish, combine the pistachios, salt, and pepper. Dredge the salmon in the pistachio mixture, pressing gently to coat.

In a small skillet, heat the oil and garlic over medium heat. Add the salmon and cook until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium; turn the salmon and cook until salmon flakes easily with fork, about 2 or 3 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to serving plates. Serve with Lemon Cream Sauce, and garnish with chopped pistachios, if desired.

For the Lemon Cream Sauce:
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the flour, whisking to combine and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium; stir in the broth and cream and simmer until thickened, whisking frequently, about 3 minutes. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, whisking to combine. Cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Pour into a serving dish and serve with the salmon.

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By Barb on September 08, 2012


This is an amazing recipe, it's simple and elegant and oh so very good. The lemon sauce is incredible, I could see serving it with a number of recipes.

By Gina Peterson on February 10, 2012


I made the lemon sauce and it is absolutely phenomenal. The sauce is not to heavy or too much lemon. It tastes so so good. Flow the sauce recipe exactly. It seemed like a little flour but it was the perfect amount.

By A Jones on October 25, 2011


Had been looking for a good recipe for salmon and this recipie is great! Very easy to prepare and good for a quick and light weekday dinner. Prepared it with brown rice & veggies and my family loved it! Will definitely be made often in my home.

By Ms. B on May 11, 2011


This recipe is FANTASTIC, and very quick and easy. I used ground walnuts the first time, because that's what I had on hand. It's wonderful!

By Anonymous on November 21, 2010

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