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Pesto Salmon

Considering salmon is such a fabulous addition to a healthy eating plan, this recipe is ideal to demonstrate how to cook salmon simply and deliciously.

Salmon is a fantastic food to obtain your omega 3 fatty acids which is important in all diets, especially a pregnancy diet and breastfeeding diet.

Pesto Salmon

 

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Pesto Salmon
Pesto Salmon
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 120g fillets of salmon with bones removed skin on
  • 1 bunch basil
  • ¼ cup pinenuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Alfoil
  • Oil spray
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 120g fillets of salmon with bones removed skin on
  • 1 bunch basil
  • ¼ cup pinenuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Alfoil
  • Oil spray
Pesto Salmon
Instructions
  1. In a pan, dry fry the pine nuts until slightly brown (will only take a few moments).
  2. Once browned, place them in a blender with the basil, oil and squeezed lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and blitz it until it comes together.
  3. In a baking dish light spray the base.
  4. Place your fillets on the tray, skin down.
  5. Hold the top of the fillet and make a slight incision in the middle of the fillet, about 5 cm down the length of the fillet (this step is optional).
  6. With the pesto from the blender either ‘stuff’ the salmon with it or place it on top.
  7. Evenly spread the pesto amongst the fish fillets.
  8. Cover the baking dish with alfoil and put it in a preheated 200 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  9. Serve with some wilted broccolini and spinach with some chat potatoes.
Recipe Notes

450 calories per serve


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