Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pesto

For the past week I’ve been spending some much needed time with family. In fact my husband’s sister and her family have been staying with us for the past week. That means lots of playtime, bubble time, bouncy house time, park time and just good quality family time has been taking place.

Family gatherings were happening almost every single night and the refrigerator has been packed with food. I’m just now starting to see parts of my fridge that haven’t been seen for the past week. Not sure if that is good or bad.

You can bet that this week I’ll still be lying low trying to recuperate and meals will be simple and easy. I’m starting with this pistachio crusted salmon to kick it all off.

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pesto

A couple weeks ago I received some salmon boxes from Morey’s. The company has roots all the way back to 1937 when a truck loaded with fish broke down and a local farmer (Ed Morey) bought the fish and he was hooked. That broken down truck started the Morey’s love for selling fish.

I love that this company has a huge love for a sustainable supply of seafood.

 Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pesto

Their seafood comes marinated and basically ready to cook for seafood lovers on a time restraint. In fact this pistachio crusted salmon took less than 20 minutes from start to finish and I was able to pair it with couscous for a complete meal.

So far I’ve tried the wood roasted wild salmon and the wood roasted Atlantic salmon. I definitely enjoy my salmon and having these ready to go at a moment’s notice helps me out tremendously. The taste is also spot on which means a lot for a seafood lover like myself.


ENJOY ~ Meagan

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pesto

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pesto


  • ½ cups pistachios, deshelled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 Morey’s wood roasted salmon fillets


  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place pistachios, salt and cheese into a food processor and blend until a fine consistency.

Lay fillets onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat the top side of the salmon fillets with the pistachio mixture.

Bake in the oven for 14 minutes or until done.

Place all pesto ingredients into the food processor and pulse until a smooth consistency.

Top the cooked salmon with a spoonful of pesto.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Morey’s. I did receive product to try. All opinions are 100% my own.

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14 comments on “Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pesto”

  1. Oh yum, this sounds like the perfect way to recuperate to me. I love all of those crushed pistachios on top – looks so delicious!

  2. I’m actually starting to incorporate fish into my diet more these days. I love this pistachio crust on the salmon. Pesto will go perfect with this dish. 😀

  3. Very pretty and nice that it’s quick and easy. I wish someone would send me a box of wood roasted salmon filets. 🙂

  4. Meagan this pistachio crusted salmon looks fantastic. Served with a beautiful white wine alongside an herbed rice or pasta – delish. Hubbs will love this! What a very fun package to receive!! 🙂

  5. I can just imagine the crunch factor. YUM!

  6. Salmon is and will always be my favorite fish, it’s just so flavorful and versatile! Loving the pistachio/pesto combo!

  7. I always think of salmon as fancy and involved – but this recipe could not be simpler! This would be a fantastic dine-in date night meal!

  8. Ben and I just had salmon tonight – and I never even thought about adding crushed pistachios!! Brilliant!

  9. Um, sounds DELICIOUS! I love that it’s coated in pistachios – my favorite nut!

  10. I’m a huge fan of pistachios. This salmon looks fantastic!

  11. Wow, this is one good lookin’ piece of salmon. That crust is calling my name. Pinned.

  12. This look so good! We love salmon around here!

  13. I made a similar dish a few months ago with a different nut and absolutely loved it. Definitely going to have to give pistachio a try – this looks awesome!

  14. You just made up my mind what is tonight for dinner. Looks delicious!

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