Pistachio Dusted Roast Salmon With A Light Honey Glaze by Jesse Brune

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Yield: 
3 servings.
Ingredients: 

10 ounces Fresh Atlantic salmon
1/2 tablespoons Olive oil (optional)
1 tablespoon Raw honey
1⁄8 cup Pistachios, finely crushed and chopped
Salt and pepper

Instructions: 

Preheat your oven to about 375° F. Cut salmon in half to make two 5-ounce pieces.If your salmon has skin still attached, leave it on to lock in extra moisture. Gently drizzle olive oil on salmon, leaving an extremely light coat. Lightly season with salt and pepper.Pour honey over salmon halves and gently rub honey into meat using the back of a spoon.Spread chopped pistachios over flat surface of plate and place glazed portion of the fish onto the pistachios, generously covering surface. Place pistachio-covered salmon into an oven-safe dish or on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Place in heated oven for 10 minutes or until done (shouldn’t take more than 12 minutes max). To make sure the salmon is done, gently press surface of fish with a fork. There should be a firm bounce.

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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!