Blood Orange Salmon with Pistachio Crust is an extra fun and colourful dish. A tangy yet crunchy dose of sun and omega-3.
Pistachios are my favourite nuts, simply divine! Plus, they give any dish a nice crunch and colour. As for the side kick to the pistachio; a juicy orange which brings a touch of sun to the dish. I’ve used a blood orange, a special Spanish variety from Valencia which is incredible but any type of orange would do. Salmon with Pistachio Crust is a dinner made in under 30 minutes and contains just 5 ingredients, making it a star dish for any house chef.
The salmon for this particular recipe is cooked solely in the oven with a short broil at the end of cooking to brown up the top and caramelize the sugars from the orange. The orange will lose most of its juice through the salmon and then caramelized lightly the top at the end of cooking. I’ve added the crushed pistachio after the cooking process since there are already roasted nuts. The colour and flavour of this dish will bring you right back to the sun.
The sides are nicely caramelized carrots and rice vermicelli with a touch of olive oil, to keep the dish “Mediterranean”. It’s a simple, easy and healthy dish filled with flavours and crunch!
Other Salmon Recipe Ideas
- SALMON CARPACCIO WITH FENNEL – PEAR 2 WAYS
- SALMON & GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH ROMESCO SAUCE
- Air Fryer Maple Salmon
So let’s make this sunny salmon!
Blood Orange Salmon with Pistachio Crust
- 2 Salmon fillets
- 1 blood orange
- 50 g pistachio
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Drizzle the fillet with olive oil, salt and pepper, and top with thin slices of blood orange.
- Cook in the oven at 180°C (350F) for 13 minutes and to broil in the last minute.
- Crush the pistachios in a mortar or blender (rapidly not to make it too finely).
- When the salmon is done, top with crunched pistachios.
This is a winning combination, in flavour, texture and colour! I’ll bet the pistachio crust keeps the salmon from drying out. Thanks for sharing!
That combination is very unique!!!!
I love the flavour combinations in this recipe. I also love the photo’s, that blood orange looks absolutely delicious! I like it!
Love a good modern style dish like this. Great use of ingredients! (:
So sweet of you Nic my favorite Aussie!
I ll take that as a compliment;)
Looks delicious! I like that you used the rice noodles as opposed to the regular “rice or potato” side most people resort to. Keeps things interesting! I really like the orange and pistachio combination as well!
It s a great combo!
I’ve been eating my body weight in blood oranges lately and was so intrigued by this recipe! What a beautiful combination of ingredients — I can only imagine how delicious salmon, blood orange and pistachio are together. I’ve just pinned the recipe for future reference. Thanks for the inspiration, Marie!
It s my pleasure Justine;)
I love the addition of the blood orange. A great new take on salmon!
I absolutely love the flavors you have chosen for this fish!! Looks divine!!