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

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

sugarpea August 27, 2003

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.

rosslare June 25, 2014