Recipe: Pesto Baked Salmon
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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.

Ingredients
Salmon or choice of fish
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper
Pesto

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?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. 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!

  2. Kim says:

    Ooh…puff pastry!!! YUM!!

    Kim

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