Pesto Salmon

Need something quick for dinner? How about this salmon that can be in your mouth within 10 minutes? Pesto and salmon are ridiculously delicious together. You can use store bought pesto, or you can follow my quick recipe and make it at home! Cheaper and way more yummy 🙂

You’ll need:
2-4 salmon fillets
1/4 cup almonds (optional)
1 tbls lemon juice
1 garlic clove
4 tbls olive oil
3 cups basil (or arugula)
1 tbls parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

This amount will cover 4 fillets. If you are making less than 4, make the same amount of pesto anyway so you can have leftovers! You can put pesto on anything!

If you don’t have a lot of basil, feel free to substitute with arugula. I did about half and half one night and it was delicious! Changed the flavor slightly, but just as yummy!

1. Grind the almonds. Add everything else (except the salmon) and blend together.  Set the pesto aside.

2. On a tray, line with tin foil and fold up the edges so that no juice can escape. Drizzle with the smallest bit of oil. Pat dry the salmon with paper towels and place on the tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover the top with pesto.

3. Broil on low for 5 minutes if you like your salmon on the rare side, if you like it cooked a bit more, check it after 7-8 minutes.

BOOM! Done.

Enjoy!
Stephanie

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