Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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

5 5

Fantastic! Title bit misleading, it's not roast salmon but pan fried, really, and cooking completed by baking in oven. Which I did not do out of saving time and hassle, turned out really good.