Salmon with Figs, Bacon and Pistachios

Figs are a few of my favorite things.

Salmon with Figs, Pistachios, and Bacon

I can’t believe all of those years I claimed I didn’t like figs mainly because of fig newtons (even though I don’t even remember having one). But the first time I was really introduced to figs was up in Indy with this recipe. Because of that recipe I became a little obsessed with figs.

I make this appetizer at almost every party and have this sandwich more times than I should probably admit. Then I came into the dilemma what do I do when figs are out of season? Then Dalmatia Spreads entered the picture. I am not joking when I say  it changed my world. You can have it on some crackers with cheese, put it in drinks, and yes put it on salmon!

Fig jam with pistachios and bacon

When we went to the beach a few months ago I made this same dish with snapper and pecans. But since I already have a snapper and pecans dish I knew it needed a little more pizzazz. First I wanted to choose a fish that’s more readily available (ie you don’t see a lot of snapper in the grocery stores in December). And since I already knew pistachios and figs go well together in true food blogger fashion we added some bacon!  This recipe can serve up to 5 people depending on the sizes of the fillets or as few as 3 if you want more spread on your salmon.

As if I didn’t love this fig spread enough I was fortunate to try a few more samples of their other products and it got my wheels spinning of what I could do with them! I see lots of sour cherry spread, quince spread and even some red pepper spread in my future.

Salmon topped with fig jam, pistachios, and bacon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dalmatia Spreads ! All opinions and text are 100% mine. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support Hall Nesting!

Salmon with Figs, Bacon and Pistachios
  • 3-5* salmon fillets
  • 5 strips bacon
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 4 oz Dalmatia fig spread
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fry bacon.
  3. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Drain pan. Add onions to pan and sauté for 2 minutes. While cooking, crumble bacon.
  4. Pour wine into pan to deglaze. Add fig spread, bacon and pistachios. Cook for 4 minutes over medium low heat.
  5. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Cover fish with fig mix.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked through.
*Recipe can be adjusted up to 5 fillets of salmon depending on how much topping you want on each piece.


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  1. We are big salmon fans around here! Love to try new ways to prepare it. This looks great!

  2. You had me at figs and bacon!

  3. This salmon is fantastic! Love the figs!

  4. I’m the opposite of you….I love fig newtons but really don’t think I like figs, lol! I think I may need to rethink my standing and try this!

  5. Interesting flavor combination! I need to try your recipe!

  6. Wow I would LOVE to try this! Looks perfect for the holidays too!

  7. I love this salmon recipe! Have to try it out!

  8. Oh this salmon looks amazing! I have to try it out!