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Grilled Salmon with Pistachio-Basil Butter

Grilled Salmon with Pistachio-Basil Butter

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Grill 8 mins

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The delicate nut butter blends deliciously with the flavor of the salmon in this sophisticated dinner recipe.


  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup toasted pistachio nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), melted
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 6 - ounces skinless salmon fillets, 1 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a food processor bowl or blender container, combine basil, pistachio nuts, lime juice, garlic, butter, and the dash salt and pepper. Cover and process or blend until basil and pistachio are finely chopped, stopping to stir as necessary. Transfer to a container; cover. For a picnic, transport along with salmon in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Cook salmon within 1 hour.
  2. Brush both sides of the fish with the oil. Season fillets with additional salt and pepper. Grill, uncovered, directly over medium coals for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Serve with the Pistachio-Basil Butter. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Grilled Salmon with Pistachio-Basil Butter)

Servings Per Recipe 6, fiber (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 9, chol. (mg) 60, Fat, total (g) 24, carb. (g) 3, pro. (g) 26, cal. (kcal) 327, vit. A (RE) 155, sodium (mg) 260

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