A Wine-Friendly Skillet Sensation

This recipe is easy to make, yields 2 to 4 servings (depending on your appetite), and pairs very nicely with Pinot Noir.

Spend a little time in the kitchen this weekend, pour a glass of Pinot, and reward yourself for a productive week at work.



  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 lb. salmon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a dry skillet over high heat and toast the pine nuts, tossing occasionally until they are light brown all over.
  2. Let cool, then toss into a food processor and pulse into a coarse meal. Set aside.
  3. Cut the salmon into chunks, and place in the food processor. Pulse until finely ground, then transfer to a bowl with 1/3 cup of the ground pine nuts, egg, onion, pepper and seasoning. Mix well.
  4. Form the mixture into 4 balls, then flatten into patties. Coat each side with the remaining ground pine nuts.
  5. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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