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Pesto Salmon

 Pesto Salmon
A flavorful pesto helps keep the fish moist, and toasted bread crumbs give the entree a nice finishing touch. “I like to use fresh basil from the garden for this easy dish,” notes Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 slice bread
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons packed fresh parsley
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pine nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash salt
  • Dash coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)


  • For pesto, tear bread into pieces; place in a miniature food
  • processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form. Set aside 1 tablespoon. To
  • the remaining bread crumbs, add the basil, parsley, oil, pine nuts,
  • garlic, salt and pepper; cover and process until finely chopped.
  • Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Spread with
  • pesto. Sprinkle with reserved bread crumbs. Bake at 400° for
  • 20-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and crumbs are
  • lightly browned. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 406 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.