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pesto-crusted-salmon

Pesto Crusted Salmon


  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

Crispy pesto crusted salmon is easy to make and tastes delicious. The crispy pesto crumb top is out of this world. Restaurant quality baked salmon in less than 20 minutes!


Ingredients

  • Side salmon fillet-about 4 pounds |2 kg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs-1 cup
  • Basil pesto-6 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves (minced)-3
  • Fresh lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • Lemon slices- 4-6, plus extra for serving
  • Green beans-1 lb |500 g
  • Cooking spray or olive oil

 


Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F | 200°C. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet/ tray with aluminium foil or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the pesto, panko breadcrumbs and garlic. You might need to add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil if your pesto is too dry.
  • Place the salmon fillet (skin side down) on the baking tray/ sheet. Arrange the green beans around the salmon. Season with salt and pepper generously.Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Spread the pesto mixture over the salmon, pressing it until the salmon is fully covered. Top  with 4-6 lemon slices. Spray the salmon and green beans with a cooking spray.
  • Bake uncovered  for 15-16 minutes at 400°F | 200°C until golden and the salmon flakes easily with a fork. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fillet.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or salad.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Salmon recipes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 355kcal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 372mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 87mg

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