Pesto Crusted Roast Salmon

READY IN: 32mins
Top Review by sugarpea

I cheated and used purchased pesto. Dh complimented it THREE times. Great idea, great cooking method, great taste. Thanks, MEAN CHEF.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the crust: Combine all ingredients except the olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  2. With the processor running, slowly pour in the oil and process until incorporated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  4. To prepare the salmon: Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  5. Spread the pesto crust 1/8-inch thick on the salmon fillets.
  6. In a dry nonstick ovenproof sauté pan or skillet over high heat, heat the olive oil and sear the salmon, crust-side down.
  7. Turn the fillets over and place in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes, until cooked through.

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