Basil Salmon

Photo: psfreeman

Homemade pesto adds instant flair to these tasty salmon fillets. While they bake in the oven, you can assemble the simple green salad. From Taste of Home Test Kitchen: Greendale, Wisconsin. Serving Accompaniment: Catalina Parmesan Salad. Recipe published in Quick Cooking January/February 2006.

Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoon(s) plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) plus 4 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)

Preparation

  1. • For pesto, combine the basil, oil, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, salt and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
  2. • Place the salmon in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread 2 tablespoons pesto over fillets. (Cover and refrigerate remaining pesto for another use.)
  3. • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
August 2014

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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