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.

salmon with orange pistachio crust


The Technique

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

So let’s make this sunny salmon!

Blood Orange Salmon with Pistachio Crust

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 511
Blood Orange Salmon with Pistachio Crust is an extra fun and colourful dish. A tangy yet crunchy dose of sun and omega-3. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • 1 blood orange
  • 50 g pistachio
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • 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.
Author: thefoodolic
Calories: 511kcal
Course: Plato principal
Keyword: blood orange, crust, cuttlefish, pistachio, salmon

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 1101mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange Salmon with Pistachio Crust
Amount per Serving
Calories
511
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
36
g
55
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
20
g
Cholesterol
 
94
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
75
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
1101
mg
31
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
39
g
78
%
Vitamin A
 
186
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
49
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

19 Comments

  1. Markus Mueller Reply

    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!

  2. Justine @ JustineCelina.com Reply

    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!

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