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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Recipe credit: www.bhg.com