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If you don't like the bite of raw garlic, drop the clove in boiling water for 1 minute to blanch, then proceed with the pesto.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 2011


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Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and 3 tablespoons pesto)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Coat pan with cooking spray. Arrange fish in pan; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

  • While the fish cooks, combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, bell peppers, and remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Serve pesto over fish.

  • Sustainable Choice: Look for salmon that's labeled "wild Alaskan," and you can be sure that you're getting a sustainable option.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; fat 14.8g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 5.6g; poly fat 5.4g; protein 39.3g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 107mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 506mg; calcium 31mg.