Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut

Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut
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There is something elegant about a dish that includes a pistachio crust, the great part is, its easy! Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut is uniquely nutty with a vibrant citrus zing! Halibut is a mild, firm fish that enables this combination well. Alternatively, another white fish like cod would pair well with this crust.

With this week’s #supperchallenge themed “green” the crust of this wild fish is twice as green. Cooks quickly with ease and lots of wow factor! For restaurant style creamed spinach recipe, link here.

Taste: Grounded, nutty with a vibrant citrus zing
Texture: Cooking the halibut to the right temperature where its smooth and moist adds to the wow factor of this simple dish. If halibut is overcooked, it will seem dry

Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut

Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut

Its wow, its elegant and its easy to make – Pistachio Matcha Crusted Halibut.  This is how to make an impression in your own kitchen.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Fish


  • small food processor
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet


  • ½ cup shelled pistachios roasted or toasted, salted
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder green tea
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 4-6 4-6 oz skinless halibut fillets thawed if previously frozen


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • In a small food processor, grind pistachios to a fine powder.
  • Add to pistachios for additional mixing, matcha powder, sugar, breadcrumbs and kosher salt.
  • Add melted butter and combine until it looks like wet sand.
  • Dry halibut filets with a paper towel and lay onto parchment laid pan.
  • Brush all filets with mayonnaise. (SmellaQue Tip: mayonnaise helps the crust stick)
  • Pack on about ¼” pistachio matcha crust on top of each filet.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes or until internal temperature is 125F.
  • Serve with fresh zesting of lime on top. This brightens the dish up!

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