When it comes to holiday healthy and easy recipes with salmon, my green and red holiday salmon is definitely my favorite!
I’ll share my green and red salmon recipe with you, which is actually my favorite holiday salmon recipe and it’s also a Whole 30 option!
Green and red holiday salmon for an entree!
So today I am about to share my recipe for pistachio encrusted salmon, also known as my green and red holiday salmon recipe.
Plus, I am going to share gourmet gift ideas for gifting so you can find the freshest and best salmon year-round!
Additionally, I will share one appliance that no kitchen should be without and well I think that’s a whole lot of information wrapped into one post, don’t you?Jump to Recipe
What makes it a green and red holiday salmon?
My holiday salmon is super easy. The simple ingredients drive the glorious and colorful presentation.
Each ingredient is easy to find and if you gift yourself the salmon, then you will have the best salmon experience ever!
Start with Gourmet Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life
Luckily with a few keystrokes, I’ve located, ordered, tested, and tried these 2 gourmet gift ideas before I shared them with you.
My head is spinning, my fingers are very busy querying because I need 2 very nice gourmet gifts.
I am about to share with you both a food item as well as a small kitchen appliance, and both will be loved by the foodie in your life!
1 of 2 Gourmet gift ideas. Alaska on my travel mind
First of all I’ve fallen in LOVE with salmon all over again.
Yes, gift yourself gourmet gift ideas so you can enjoy the taste of the season!
Plus, you wouldn’t need a recipe for green and red holiday salmon if you were not gifting someone or yourself fresh salmon right?
What if, you could have fresh Alaskan Salmon shipped to your favorite foodie for the holidays?
Well, consider this option because I tasted a sampler box and was blown away by the taste, freshness, and texture of what salmon should be!
The Alaskan salmon is worth every single penny and trust me on this, if you get to taste a bit of what you send, you’ll never ever, buy store salmon again!
In fact, it was like striking gourmet gold!
Pistachio encrusted salmon
The salmon recipe thrives in color because of the pistachios.
I have incorporated them into the recipe for texture and flavor and I guess color too, as they pop!
Your red color comes in from the tomatoes, which I can tell you just need to be small tomatoes, cherry, or the like. What you will find is that the more color your use the more this WHOLE 30 recipe just explodes in color.
When the color is appealing, it just makes food more enjoyable.
In this case, the WHOLE 30 recipe I am sharing is very healthy too.
Prefer to use an Air fryer instead of your oven?
You can use an air fryer instead of your oven.
In fact, I’ve just gotten done testing out and using a SILENT awesome air fryer that you can gift to that gourmet foodie in your life!
Here’s the video sharing the air fryer!
I will tell you that the big basket on this air fryer is one of my favorite things about it as is the light to see in!
Gift the gourmet foodie this small appliance and I know they will love it! I sure do!
Solved: Gourmet Gift Ideas with an appliance and holiday salmon!
Now you know how to solve the non-ending tale of gifting to recipients that you want to share the gift food or small kitchen appliances with to rock their foodie world.
Gift using my gourmet gift ideas, and maybe they will prepare my holiday salmon.
Make sure to print the green and red holiday salmon recipe and add it to their air fryer and card when you visit them or write to them (if you won’t be together!)
Remember, gourmet gifts are wonderful choices because they allow you to celebrate any season and any occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, thank-yous, holidays, hostess gifts, and more.
And don’t forget, pistachio encrusted salmon is a useful recipe year-round but presents as holiday perfection since it is green and red, just like the season!
How about a recipe using the fresh Alaskan salmon holiday gift box?
Green and Red Crusted Salmon
- 4 6 oz Salmon filets (with skin on, boneless )
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1/4 c Olive Oil (divided)
- 1 tsp dijon mustart
- 1 1/2 tsp honey (warm and runny)
- 1 large garlic clove finely minced
- 1 tsp ground cardamon
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes (or mini heirloom for more color)
- 6 c mixed salad greens
- 1 medium cucumber peeled and diced
- 1/2 medium red onion sliced thin
- 1/4 c kalamata olives chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with apiece of parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Place salmon fillets on theprepared baking sheet and generously season with salt and black pepper, totaste. Set aside
- In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil with 3tablespoons lemon juice. Add the mustard, honey, and garlic and whisk tocombine. Brush each fillet with the honey-mustard mixture until coated.
- Add chopped pistachios and ground cardamom to a small bowl and stir tocombine. Evenly divide the pistachio mixture among the salmon fillets, gentlypressing the mixture into each fillet to ensure it adheres
- Place the cherry tomatoes in a medium bowl and drizzle with onetablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss tocombine. Arrange the seasoned tomatoes around the salmon fillets and place inthe pre-heated oven to roast until the salmon is flakey and the cherry tomatoesare blistered, approximately 13-15 minutes
- Meanwhile, combine the mixed salad leaves, cucumber, red onion, andKalamata olives in a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and lemonjuice and season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Setaside.
- 1. Once baking time is complete, remove salmon and tomatoes from oven. Serve immediatelywith the fresh salad on the side. Enjoy!
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