Pistachio-Crusted Cod with Citrus Salsa

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe


1 pink grapefruit

1 tangerine 

1 blood orange or regular orange 

Olive oil, for drizzling 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup roasted and salted pistachios without shells, such as Wonderful® Pistachios No Shells

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 

Four 4- to 6-ounce skinless cod fillets (you can also use halibut, sole or any white fish)

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a small knife, remove the peel, pith and outer membrane of the grapefruit, tangerine and orange. Working over a bowl, slice each into segments; remove the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. In a food processor, pulse the pistachios and garlic salt until the mixture resembles small pebbles. Transfer to a shallow dish.
  4. Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt and pepper. Use a pastry brush to coat the top side of each piece of fish with the Dijon mustard. Gently press the mustard-coated side of the fillets into the pistachio mixture. Transfer them pistachio crusted-side up onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Transfer to a serving plate and top with the citrus salsa. Drizzle with olive oil and season with more salt and pepper before serving.