This was delicious. I made the recipe to a T and will definitely be serving this to company. I used herb flavoured dijon mustard and with so many variations out there this recipe warrants trying them. I have a dijon mustard with caramelized onions that this would be great on. I also want to try it with sweet chili flavoured pistachios to kick it up a notch or add more depth to the flavour. Can't wait to make this again.
I made this with swai (SE asian farm-raised catfish) and it turned out as good or better than any fine restaurant could produce. I made it EXACTLY as the recipe was and couldn't stop nibbling at it right out of the oven. One fillet was gone before I knew it! This took about 15 minutes from start to finish. It will be added to my Hall of Fame recipe box!
Great way to serve any firm ,not oily fish, like halibut, sea bass, etc. Kick it up a notch by using store bought or homemade pesto instead of mustard. The basil parmesan flavor works well with pistachio. i have also substituted chopped walnuts in pinch... different but equally delicious.
This is an amazing dish, I was searching for variations and came across this one. I make a very similar one but use melted butter with the Dijon mustard to help bind the pistachios to the cod. My recipe comes with some coconut quinoa as a side, you can see it here http://culinarykind.com/sides/simple-parmesan-rissoto/
Very delicious and very easy. Great for entertaining. My fishmonger did not get his order for cod so I had to substitute halibut and it was great. I agree that this topping could be used for many different types of fish.
This is one of those recipes I come back to again and again over the years. It's fabulous with cod, but for Christmas Eve, I dress it up with a variation using a side of salmon starting from the narrow tail end. I used the pistachios, bread crumbs, and add a roasted bell pepper or capers for some extra color and flavor. Then I use that mixture to decorate the salmon fillet like a Christmas tree. If you can find a star fruit, that can be sliced and placed at the top for extra decoration. This dish is our "Christmas Tree Salmon," and it's always a hit.
This is great with any white fish or nuts. I have used halibut, northern pike, walleye, and red snapper...and almonds, pecans,walnuts and pine nuts...and for my fussy brother-in-law...no nuts! It's always a winner for family or company.
I love this recipe - it is quick,easy and very tasty. I've even served it to company several times - it's always a hit.