Salmon Pistachio Pancakes

4 Servings

1 ¼ cup American pistachios, peeled and finely chopped
4 eggs
¼ cup of milk
¾ cup flour
1 pinch baking powder
Dash of salt
3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package of smoked salmon (5 oz.)
10 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons chopped herbs (e.g., thyme, parsley, basil)
Freshly ground pepper
Salt, to taste
1 thin baguette (about 4 oz.)
2 tbsp. sea salt butter


Heat vegetable oil in a skillet. Beat eggs, milk, flour, baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt together. Stir in American pistachios and fry 4 golden brown pancakes in the hot oil.

Cut the salmon into thin strips. Blend cream cheese herbs, salt and pepper; mix in salmon.

Cut the baguette into slices and butter it. Place pancakes next to each other. Coat each with the cream cheese mixture, roll it up tightly and cut it into ¾-inch wide rolls. Arrange rolls on the baguette slices, garnished with herbs, as desired and serve.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!