Pistachio nut-crusted salmon on braai

Pistachio nut-crusted salmon cooked on a braai (South African barbecue) sounds delicious! Here’s a simple recipe to help you prepare this flavorful dish:


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your braai (barbecue) to medium-high heat.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the pistachio nuts until they are finely chopped. Be careful not to over-process, as you want a textured crust.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the chopped pistachios, olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Mix well to form a paste-like consistency.
  4. Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel and place them skin-side down on a clean plate or cutting board.
  5. Spread the pistachio mixture evenly on the flesh side of each salmon fillet, pressing gently to adhere the crust.
  6. Place the salmon fillets, skin-side down, on the preheated braai grill. Close the lid and cook for about 4-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The crust should be golden brown, and the salmon should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.
  7. Carefully remove the salmon fillets from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
  8. Serve the pistachio nut-crusted salmon hot, accompanied by lemon wedges for squeezing over the fish. It pairs well with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your pistachio nut-crusted salmon cooked to perfection on the braa

Salmon Fillet with Chili, Pineapple Salsa, coriander and Garlic

This salmon fillet recipe features a delicious combination of spicy chilli, sweet pineapple salsa, fresh cilantro, and garlic, all cooked to perfection on a braai. It’s a perfect dish for those who love bold flavors and healthy, protein-packed meals.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat your braai or grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then brush with olive oil.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on the braai or grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and have grill marks.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, make the salsa. In a medium bowl, combine the diced pineapple, red onion, cilantro, garlic, and chilli. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Once the salmon fillets are cooked, remove them from the braai or grill and place them on a serving platter.
  6. Spoon the salsa over the salmon fillets and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Lemony Salmon Braai


  • 4 6-oz. skin-on salmon fillets
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. butter


  1. Heat braai to high
  2. Brush salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper
  3. Add salmon and lemon slices and grill until salmon is cooked through and lemons are charred, 5 minutes per side
  4. Add a pat of butter to salmon right when it’s off the grill and top with grilled lemons. Serve.

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