Author Notes: If you like pistachios, you’re in luck. These green little gems are nutrient-rich—especially with heart-healthy fatty acids. Fatty acids promote HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels, which help prevent plaque buildup and a possible heart attack. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/pistachio-crusted-salmon —Healthline
8 oz. salmon fillets, without skin
tablespoon spicy mustard
tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a pan with cooking spray.
- Lightly season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
- Take the unchopped pistachios and place in a food process. Process until they look like bread crumbs. (You can leave a few bigger chunks for aesthetics.)
- Mix the spicy mustard and olive oil in a bowl. Then brush the salmon with the spicy mustard. Be sure to put a thick layer on the salmon.
- Place the pistachio crumbs onto a plate and then press the salmon flesh-side down into the crumbs. This will give you a nice pistachio coating.
- Place the salmon crust-side up in a pan and bake for 20 minutes.