Roast King Salmon with Pesto Glaze

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

Never made pesto sauce before, thats because I do not have a food processor. I guess I have to get one now because my husband found something new he likes. I like it too.

Borealis Beegirl April 07, 2008

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