Roast King Salmon with Pesto Glaze

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Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins
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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F degrees.
  2. Place garlic, butter, pine nuts, pecans, 2 pinches sea salt and 1 grind pepper in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade.
  3. Pulse process until mixture is finely ground (be careful not to over-process as nuts may turn to butter!).
  4. Add basil, spinach leaves, and 1/4 cup of the olive oil.
  5. Process for 20 seconds.
  6. Gradually add remaining oil until it's a smooth paste that is thick, not runny.
  7. If needed, add more oil, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  8. Add cheese and process for 30 seconds.
  9. Set aside.
  10. Slice salmon into 4 equal sized fillets and lightly salt and pepper each side.
  11. Grease a baking pan and place fillets in pan (do not crowd).
  12. Top each fillet with a smooth coating of pesto.
  13. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, depending on thickness.
  14. Do not over-bake!
  15. Test a fillet by poking a thin knife into the thickest part of the fillet.
  16. If the knife comes out warm to the touch, the salmon is done.