I was on the treadmill when I got a real intense craving for some salmon. And I have always seen fancy restaurants make salmon fancy by putting pistachios on it. So I thought, why not? And this is what happened:
It was wonderful!
2 salmon fillets, skin or no skin
1/4 cup crumbled pistachios
1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
2 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the milk and butter in a microwavable bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, until the butter is melted. Add the lemon pepper and stir.
Coat the salmon fillets in the milk and butter mixture, then place them on a baking sheet lined with foil. Combine the breadcrumbs and pistachios in a bowl, then spread on top of each fillet, covering them completely.
Place the baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and pour the remaining milk and butter on the fillets using a spoon. Spray the tops of the fillets liberally with cooking spray to get the breadcrumbs to turn golden.
Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. They are done with the meat is light pink and the crust is golden. Enjoy with rice and a fresh green salad!!