In July 2012, South Korean musician Psy released an album with the song Gangnam Style. In the following five months, the video became the first YouTube video to receive over a billion hits. Since then Psy has been able to cash in on the success. In one very often played commercial, Psy sings about cracking pistachios Gangnam Style.
This salmon is Gangnam Style.
The crunch of the pistachios and the flavor of the mustard are great compliments to the salmon.
Look at those beautiful pieces of salmon.
Make the sauce.
Spread on the salmon.
And the panko/pistachio mix.
Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Prep Time: 15 m | Cook Time: 40 m | Makes: 8 servings | Difficulty: Easy
- 1 (2 to 3-pound) side salmon, skin on
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 4 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
- 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 4 tablespoons canola oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Arrange the side of salmon on an oven proof baking sheet, skin side down. Mix the lemon juice and mustard together in a small bowl and spread sparingly over the top of the salmon.
Coarsely grind the pistachios in a food processor. Add the panko bread crumbs, the oil and salt and pepper, to taste. (The bread crumbs should be slightly wet, as it helps the stick to the salmon.)
Sprinkle the pistachio mixture over the mustard to cover the salmon evenly.
Put in the preheated oven and bake until the salmon reaches the correct doneness, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven to a serving platter.