Recipe: Pesto Baked Salmon - Celiac Disease
Aug 5 2010

Recipe: Pesto Baked Salmon

We eat salmon (or steelhead trout) a lot in our house and I am always looking for new ways to make it. I had some pesto in the freezer that I needed to use up, so I decided to put it atop my salmon last week. Basil is one of my favorite herbs and I made this pesto last fall before the first freeze. The basil plant I had had grown to be huge and I didn’t want to waste any of its yummy goodness.

The first task at hand was to find a simple pesto recipe. I googled and found this one from Simply Recipes. I did as directed and left out the parmesan cheese when freezing. I did add it back in before baking.

Salmon or choice of fish
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Spray a baking dish with Pam.
3. Season fish with salt & pepper; top with pesto (don’t be shy, add a nice layer)
4. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes* and then broil for 1-2 minutes to finish off.
*Cooking times may vary based on thickness of the fish.

This isn’t the prettiest looking piece of fish, but it was delicious! I can’t to wait more pesto this year. Another recipe I would love to try is pasta with arugula pesto. Arugula is one of my favorite greens and I remember coming across a recipe for arugula last year.

What are your favorite uses for pesto?

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  1. Kim - Cook IT Allergy Free says:

    THis is one of our favorite ways to eat salmon. I usually use my pistachio pesto recipe! Before going gluten free I used to put it over puffed pastry (a version of Giada’s recipe).
    Great recipe! Yum, Kim!


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