Salmon on the run

Pesto works like a charm with any kind of pasta. That's nothing new. What I was yet to find out was how easy Pesto goes with oily fish. This is a really quick way to prepare salmon, and the result is most impressive - colorful, elegant and very tasty. I've served it with Rosemary Toasted Baby Potatoes and Spinach Mash.

Stuffed Salmon Fillets
Adapted from Annabel Langbein, Cooking to Impress without Stress

Serves 2

2 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (about 150 grs each)
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp homemade Pesto
I Tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 Tbsp chopped black olives
2 Tbsp sesame seeds to sprinkle

Using a sharp knife, cut a thin slash on the top of each salmon fillet. In a small bowl, combine pesto, pine nuts and black olives and stuff about 1 Tbsp mixture into each slash. Carefully, put stuffed salmon fillets in a baking tray covered with parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 220ºC (425ºF). Season fish with salt and pepper and squeeze over lemon juice. Sprinkle sesame seeds over both pieces of salmon. Bake for 8 minutes or until just cooked through.

Serve salmon with a spoonful of vinaigrette.


Anonymous said...

This sounds great, Suzana! Nice ingredients. Simple and easy. Good job!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I'm passing this on to my mom and dad who adore salmon. The picture looks lovely.

Peabody said...

Looks like a fabulous dinner. Thanks for the recipe.

Suzana said...

Hi Maryann! Thanks!

Hi Susan! I hope your parents like it - I was really happy with this recipe.

Hi Peabody! Thanks for dropping by. :)

Flanboyant Eats said...

how'd u like the olives on it? do you think the strong flavors in both the fish and olive compete? or maybe cuz they're on top not so much? i'm experimenting with different flavors with different fish. just wondering. Thanks!


Suzana said...

Hi Bren! I didn't think there was any flavour competition, as the olives where (like you said) mostly on top of the fillets - but actually my hubby thought the pesto taste could be lighter than it was. I'm thinking I'd add only 1 Tbsp instead of 2.