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Pistachio Crusted Salmon

This salmon recipe is flavorful and slightly sweet. It is surprisingly easy and sure to impress guests.


  • 2 pieces salmon

For Marinating

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

For the Pistachio Crust

  • 2 tablespoons peach or apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistacios
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the salmon and pour the lemon juice and orange juice from the marinade on top.
  • Let marinate in the fridge for a few minutes to several hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic, salt, and pistachios. Place in a food processor and pulse until the bottom portion of the pistachio mixture is ground while the top still has whole pistachios.
  • Place the salmon on a baking sheet.
  • Spread the peach or apricot jam on the salmon.
  • Starting with the smaller pieces of pistachio, press the pistachio mixture onto the salmon. Continue pressing and adding the pistachio mixture until all the pistachios are on.
  • Bake for 12-18 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon and the desired doneness. You can check the sides of the salmon to see whether the salmon has finished cooking.