I developed this one-pan salmon recipe while cooking dinner for my parents. I love seafood, but they aren't as big of fans, so I decided to sweeten up the dish and give it some texture and crunch with pistachios. It's my new weeknight go-to. Simple enough to make in 30 minutes, but complex enough to satisfy.

Honey Pistachio-Crusted One Pan Salmon

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 large piece salmon or two salmon filets
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup crushed pistachios
  • Half bunch asparagus or however much you can fit in the pan
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  • Step 1

    Make sure your salmon is defrosted. If you purchased frozen salmon, the fastest way to do this is to submerge the sealed package in cool water for 20 minutes or so. Set oven to 350°F.

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  • Step 2

    Spray your baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or wipe it down with olive oil. I prefer to use a stoneware baking dish, but any casserole dish or even a baking sheet lined with foil will do the trick.

  • Step 3

    Place your salmon skin-side down in your dish. Mix together the honey and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small bowl, and brush/drizzle over the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Crush your pistachios if you haven't already. The easiest way is to put them in a Ziploc bag and go at them with a rolling pin, hammer, or something else with weight to it. Sprinkle those on top of the salmon and gently press them so that they adhere to the honey.

  • Step 5

    Toss your cleaned and trimmed asparagus in about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, and tuck it in around the salmon. Sprinkle with some more salt and pepper.

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  • Step 6

    Bake for 20 minutes, then turn your oven to broil for 5 more minutes. Make sure that your salmon looks pale and the pistachios look a bit toasted. You'll have a sweet salmon with some crunch, veggies, and only one pan to wash!

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