Air Fryer Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Bites


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Air Fryer Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Bites

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Pistachio-crusted salmon bites on a napkin next to a bowl of dipping sauce and two suspended lemon slices with a black background.

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    Pop these salmon bites in the air fryer, and then pop them in your mouth! Enjoy a healthy air-fried main dish that's crispy and tasty.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 lbs. Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fillets
    1 c. pistachios, roasted, unsalted, and shelled
    ½ c. Hy-Vee Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee grated Parmesan cheese
    ½ c. honey mustard dressing
    ½ c. Hy-Vee sour cream
    2 tbsp. Italian parsley, finely chopped
    1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    Hy-Vee salt, to taste
    Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste
    Lemon wedges, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Air fryer
    • Paper towels
    • Food processor or blender
    • 2 shallow bowls
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Fork
    • Meat thermometer


    1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees according to manufacturer's directions. Remove skin from salmon and pat dry with paper towels. Cut salmon into 1-inch pieces. 

    2. Place pistachios in food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until finely chopped. Add bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Cover and pulse until combined. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl. Place honey mustard dressing in another shallow bowl. Dip salmon pieces into dressing and then immediately into pistachio mixture, turning to coat. 

    3. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Place coated salmon pieces in a single layer in basket. Lightly spray pieces with nonstick spray. Close air fryer and air-fry 10 to 12 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork (145 degrees), turning halfway through. Repeat air-frying as necessary with remaining coated salmon pieces. 

    4. Meanwhile, stir together sour cream, parsley, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve nuggets with sour cream mixture and garnish with lemon wedges. 

    Nutrition facts


    470 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 35g
    • Cholesterol: 80mg
    • Sodium: 320mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
    • Protein: 29g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 70%
    Potassium 15%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine August 2021