Salmon with Pesto Mayo

Salmon has become one of my favorite fish to eat! Salmon is a healthier fish that offers high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is also know for the omega-3 fatty acids (Brain food), however you can get bored with the same seasonings. Recently, I came across a recipe for salmon with a pesto sauce. I ran to the grocery store to pick up the items I didn’t already have and there you have it another successful recipe for the books.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 5 ounces skinless, boneless fresh or frozen salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled firm-textured bread
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons purchased basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

How to make it:

  1.  Thaw fish, if frozen. Preheat broiler. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow baking pan. Broil 4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Set breadcrumbs aside.
  2.  Measure thickness of fish. Place fish on the greased unheated rack of broiler pan, tucking under any thin edges. Broil 4 inches from heat for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Turn over 1-inch-thick fillets halfway through broiling.
  3.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and pesto; set aside. Combine toasted bread crumbs and cheese. Spoon mayonnaise mixture over fillets. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Broil 1 to 2 minutes more or until crumbs are lightly browned. Makes 4 servings.


Salmon pairs well with asparagus, steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes, or even brown rice. Try this dish out and let me know what you think!


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