Let me just say, this wasn’t the dish I had originally planned on putting up today. I had planned to put up the bacon blue cheese quiche that my MC facebook buds have been patiently waiting for. But then this pistachio crusted salmon came along. It wasn’t a researched recipe idea. Just a night where I needed to cook some dinner. I knew I wanted something involving salmon, and I happened to have a bag of pistachios taking up rent in my pantry. The idea started simple and grew from there. I’d make a pistachio crusted salmon. Done. But what’s a crusted fish without a sauce right? I slid out my beloved Flavor Bible and got to work. Lets see…. ginger pairs with lemon pairs with basil pairs with salmon. And there it was, my perfect sauce. Unique yet flavorful, creamy and simply perfect.
So back to the original plan. I had three dishes currently ready to be written about and presented to you all. When I asked my husband what I should put up on the blog the conversation was a bit short and sweet.
Me: Hey honey, which recipe do you think I should put up on the blog tomorrow? The pistachio crusted…
Me: But wait, you didn’t hear the rest!
Scott: Didn’t need to.
I guess you could say the dish was a hit with my man of few words. Bacon blue cheese quiche will be taking the spotlight next week, I guarantee you that. But today it’s all about the salmon so let’s put together a recipe’s worth, shall we?
To start out, you’ll want to grind up your pistachios if they aren’t already and combine them with the panko. Dredge your filets in the mixture and drop them into a large frying pan with a little oil, heated up, to get them cooking.
Once they’re cooked through, set them to the side and get to work on the sauce.
In a separate pan, add in a little butter and garlic. Let the mixture cook up for a minute or two and then add in a little flour. Stir it all together and incorporate it into the butter.
Grab up a bottle of wine and glug a bit in along with a little chicken stock and lemon juice for added flavor. Stir it until all the flour is incorporated and the mixture thickens. Turn down the heat to low.
Stir in a splash of cream. Simply because I love cream.
Last up, add in some ginger, a shake or five of salt, and a little fresh basil just because.
Stir it all together and serve a heaping spoonful over the cooked up salmon.
Prepare yourself for the most randomly cohesive, dish I’ve ever created on the dinnertime fly. Planning is so overrated.
Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Ginger Lemon Cream Sauce
Total Time: 45 min
1 Pd Salmon Filets
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1/2 Cup Pistachios, Ground
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 Cup White Wine
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Lemon, Juiced
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
11/2 tsp Ginger
2 Tbsp Basil, Chopped
3/4 tsp Salt (To Taste)
In a bowl, mix together the panko crumbs and the ground pistachios.
Coat the filets in the mixture.
Heat the canola oil on medium high heat in a large sauce pan.
Cook the fish until done, flipping once. Remove and set aside.
In a separate pan, melt the butter on medium heat.
Add in the garlic and let it cook into the butter for about a minute.
Add in the flour until incorporated. Mixture will look a bit like batter
Pour in the white wine, chicken broth, and lemon juice. Heat up until thickened.
Turn the heat down to low and add in the heavy cream.
Add in the ginger, basil, and salt.
Serve fish over rice with the sauce poured over the top.
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This looks amazing! I grilled salmon the other day and it was horrible! I was really upset because I got an excellent deal on the salmon. What is the best way to cook salmon?
Mmmm! I also ask my husband what to say about dishes on my blog, and I love it when he’s that enthusiastic about something.
It’s funny–like Donna in her comment above, I also got a great deal on salmon this past week, but unfortunately the recipe I used was a flop. =( Donna, I feel your pain!
Next time I’m going with my tried and true method, maybe with your basil creamy sauce on top.
Funny…. men always have the same response. The salmon looks great Julie. Mike has been on a slamon kick lately and this will make him happy! Great recipe Julie.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says
What a lovely fresh flavoured decadent meal.
Melissa R says
I think this may be a new favorite for me : )
So glad you decided to share this recipe and SO glad I saw it today! I have my dinner menu all set for tonight 🙂
Love it Julie just like I do all your recipes!
Julie, this looks heavenly. I’m glad you put it up today because I may make this for dinner now! Thank you for sharing such a delicious meal with me today. I hope you have a beautiful Saturday…and stay cool! Much love from Austin.
Mari's Cakes says
Great recipe! I love how it looks in the photo over the rice. I am sure it tastes delicious.
These days I am eating so much salmon…it just seems to hit the spot during these warm summer months. I love that this is so simple and yet it looks like a restaurant-quality dish. I can’t wait to try this at home!
Love the sauce!
5 Star Foodie says
an excellent meal! The flavors of the creamy delicious sauce sound fantastic!
I love salmon and I love nut crusts on fish. This is a great recipe!
This is of course is a 5 star restaurant meal that I printed out and saving for my son(the chef and his girlfriend) come too dinner. This will knockk them out to see mom is getting gourmet in her old age. Thank You.
Sounds and looks amazing, truely! And great photos as always 🙂
Nuts about food says
Love this recipe, sounds delicious, looks fabulous and is simple and quick to make. Or you make it seem simple!
BBQ Grail says
Fantastic blog post. I’ve included it in The BBQ Grail’s 10 Posts Worth A Look for this week. http://wp.me/pwBnV-1Z2
I love the concept of this – so delicious and easy! Exactly the kind of thing I like when I’m in a rush to make dinner.
LOL! I love that your man made his response so short and sweet. I’ve been eyeing that book for some time…I’m guessing it’s worth the buy?? Thanks for sharing this recipe…it looks fantastic!
This dinner sounds amazing! My family is weird and doesnt like seafood. So that just means more for me!
Holly L says
Oh my goodness! That looks amazing! I love salmon and pistachios. Great combo!
Laurie W says
I am a new visitor to your site having been sent here by Ziplist.
I made this dish tonight for my bridge group. It was fabulous. I always get a bit annoyed with people who say a recipe was fabulous and then talk about the 14 things they did differently. All I will say is that my minor modifications did not take away from the original. As the salmon I purchased had skin on it and I am lazy, I chose to bake it in the oven with the pistachio and panko topping instead of pan frying. I also wasn’t sure if the ginger called for was fresh or dried so I used fresh but thought it might need some cooking so added it to the sauce with the garlic. So…. I think I remained mostly true to the original and it is going to be a regular. Thanks mommie.
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