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Pistachio Encrusted Salmon


In need of an exotic vacay? Don’t let your distance from a tropical location hold you back. Bring the luxury and relaxation home for an end-of-summer staycation. Be sure to eat like you are on vacation too! With this Pistachio Encrusted Salmon on your plate, you may feel that your kitchen transformed into a posh restaurant. Thanks to Chef Hicham and Hilton Head Health for this recipe! Be sure to let us know how this dish worked for you. Enjoy!


Pistachio Encrusted Salmon


Pistachio & Seed Mixture (per serving):

  • ½ tsp. Pistachios, minced
  • ½ tsp. Almonds, minced
  • ½ tsp. Sesame seeds (can do mix of black and white)


  • 4 oz. Salmon
  • 1 tsp. White balsamic glaze, evenly divided
  • 1/8th tsp. Salt
  • 1/8th tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. Nut & Seed mixture –see above


  • Prepare the nut mixture and set aside.
  •  Add ½ tsp. of white balsamic glaze to flesh side of salmon then season with salt and pepper.
  •  Bring a small sauté pan to medium high heat then add ¼ tsp. of olive oil followed by searing the salmon for ~2 minutes.
  •  Once slightly seared, remove pan off heat then top salmon with ½ tsp. of balsamic glaze + 1 ½ tsp. of the nut & seeds mixture.
  • Finish salmon in the oven until the skin is crispy or the salmon is cooked through.


  • Serves: 1
  • Serving Size: 4 oz. prepared encrusted salmon
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 10 gm
  • Protein: 23 gm

Liked this recipe? Check out Chef Hicham’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo! Or, taste the delicious food in person at Hilton Head Health.

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

2 thoughts on “Pistachio Encrusted Salmon

  1. Pingback: Chef Spotlight – Chef Hicham | Recipe Redo Blog

  2. I love the use of nuts and oil together =)

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