Baked pesto salmon

SERVES

3-4

PREP TIME

15 MINS

COOK TIME

15 -20 MINS

MODEL NUMBER

TP-17

INGREDIENTS

Pesto:

  • 1/3 cup Walnuts
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 2 cloves grated Garlic
  • 2 cups Basil
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Salt

Salmon

  • 1 lb. Wild Sockeye Salmon
  • 4 cloves Garlic, grated
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp. Salt and Pepper
  • Slices of Lemon

 

Baked pesto salmon Recipe Video

How to Baked Salmon

Step 1. To prepare the pesto, add the walnuts, lemon juice, garlic and half of the basil to a food processor. Pulse the mixture a few times until a chunky mixture forms.


Step 2. Remove the top of the food processor and add the remaining basil. Cover the food processor and pulse again.


Step 3While pulsing, pour in the olive oil. Once a pesto has formed, remove the lid and add salt to taste.


Step 4Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 


Step 5. In a small bowl, combine the grated garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Rub this mixture all over the salmon.


Step 6. Place the salmon on a parchment covered sheet pan and top with a few slices of lemon.


Step 7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit with your Thermopro thermometer. The cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your salmon as well as how well done you prefer your salmon to be.


Step 8Top with the pesto and fresh basil and enjoy.


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