Singing While Preparing Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

This Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon recipe is easy to prepare and perfect for company!

One of the things I love to do when getting ready for a dinner party is to sing.

We have a cool little sound bar that sits on our piano, so all I have to do is turn on my favorite Pandora station or other playlists that we enjoy, hit the ‘music’ button on my iPhone, and then beautiful music fills our home.

Of course it’s great to clean the house and have music playing at the some time, and it’s even better if no one is home, because I can sing at the top of my lungs!

I like to sing music that has a purpose, if that makes sense, … music that actually inspires me to become a better person, or to love more. Something inspiring.

Music lifts the mood—even if I’m a little off key–but I just keep singing anyway. :)

I have a few friends who promised one another that the next time we’re all together, WE WILL SING. We will break into parts and sing to our heart’s content, maybe 3 or 4 or even 5-part harmonies! We’ll probably let our fearless leader start us off (will it be a musical, a love song, a hymn?). We were too shy when we spent this weekend together, for some strange reason (none of us are really shy!), so we’re going to make up for lost time next time we’re together. :)

Recently, getting ready for this party, I’m almost positive I had the music playing obnoxiously loud (I’ll have to ask my neighbors-they’ll be honest with me) while I was cleaning house. It’s fun getting ready for a party!

Okay, enough of the cleaning and singing and setting the table.

I’m always happier entertaining when I know I have a really good recipe to share!

These ladies raved over this delicious salmon recipe that I baked for them, as I told them how easy it was to make with only 5 easy ingredients!

Easter’s right around the corner, and this possibly could be your new go-to main course recipe if you’ll be serving salmon! I love the combination of lime and dill. Who would have thought?

The next time you have a dinner party, write me and tell me what Pandora station you’re listening to, and if singing made your day better?

Pistachio Lime Baked Salmon

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy entertaining recipe. Adapted from Taste of Home 5 Ingredient Recipes.


  • 6 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 T. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dill weed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pepper


  1. Place the salmon in a 9x13 sprayed baking dish. (Usually I rinse the fillets first.)
  2. Pat salmon fillets with paper towel to remove any excess water.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon over the salmon.
  4. Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is done.
  5. Don't overcook the salmon. Use the back of a spatula to press down on the salmon to feel if it's cooked. If the spongy feeling is gone, and the salmon is firm, then it is cooked!
  6. Remove from the oven immediately and serve.


  1. That salmon is gorgeous, Sandy! And I totally agree…music and singing makes even the most mundane chore a whole lot more fun.

  2. Speaaaaaking my language, lady.

  3. We got a similar sound bar for Christmas and I love blasting pandora through it!!! That salmon looks incredible!

  4. I’ll sing with you, girl! Hymns are my favorites, followed by show tunes. Am I the only one who knows all the lyrics of every song from Sound of Music and The Music Man?

  5. What a great way to prepare salmon! It looks so pretty too!

  6. Pistachios. Lime. Salmon. Pass the plate please : )

  7. Oh girl – I’m singing just looking at this salmon!

  8. We just had salmon last night, and I can’t wait to make this for next week’s salmon, looks amazing!

  9. This is such a creative combination of flavors. I love pistachios!

  10. This looks so amazing, I can’t wait to try it!

  11. LOVE pistachios on salmon! In fact, we just had some for lunch — sans the pistachios, of course :)

  12. You have no idea how good this sounds! Salmon always reminds me of you Sandy :)

    I love having Pandora on pretty much anytime I’m home. I love the Jack Johnson station, makes me happy. Also Alicia Keyes. Sometimes I even throw on an Italian station when I feel nostalgic cooking an Italian dinner – my house growing up was always filled with Italian music!

  13. Sandy I do the same thing! I love listening to music while I cook and I love to sing…! My only wish is that I could carry some kind of tune! This salmon looks amazing! I’m a big pistachio fan and I just so happen to have a Costco size in my pantry! Bookmarked!

  14. Sounds yummy! I always have a go-to marinade for my salmon topped with lemon and onion slices…YUMMY!!! I love cranking the music too. I did that this past Sunday while home alone preparing for a group of 15 to come up.

  15. Looks so good!! I love listening to music while I cook, I need to turn on the music while I work more often. I love this recipe, Sandy!! And I love salmon!!

  16. What a great combination of flavors!

  17. We have salmon at least once a week and I can not wait to try this beautiful recipe!

  18. My, my, my, that salmon looks GOOD! Love the idea of nutty and bright citrus flavor together.

  19. I love having music on, just depends on what I’m doing if I’ll actually be singing or not! There’s usually whole-house singing (and dancing) on the weekends, when everyone’s more relaxed and we take the time to cook better meals together. So much fun. This salmon looks awesome, Sandy – love the pistachios and the lime together!

  20. This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it the next time we have salmon.

  21. Good morning, I have featured your gorgeous recipe on my blog for my weekly seafood round-up called Seafood Frenzy Friday. I have also linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share and have a wonderful weekend. Here is the link:

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  23. Oh Sandy…this salmon looks fabulous! I never would have thought to use nuts with salmon! I needed a NorthWest girl to show me how it’s done!

    Oh, and the sing-along!!! I’m ready!!!! Well, maybe after a glass of wine…or three. ;)

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  38. this dish was disappointing. It was too sweet and the pistachio flavor didn’t come through. The topping was not worth the added calories. :-(

    • Sorry you were disappointed, Ida. I’ve served it to so many guests who love this. You could cut down the sugar, but I’ve never heard anything but rave reviews! Let me know if you cut back on sugar and if you are pleased! Thank you! :)

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  40. I just made this and it was AMAZING!!!! 5 STARS!

  41. Good morning! I am going to make this for my girl friends, are the pistachios the roasted and salted ones? Yes, I’m from Texas. Yes, Jeannie is my sister in law!

  42. Has anyone tried the recipe without the brown sugar? This looks incredible, but I’m on the Clean Gut Diet and can’t have any sugars/sweeteners.

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