Grilled Pesto-Topped Salmon Recipe

| June 11, 2010 | 2 Comments


Whenever I interview a food personality, I try to slip in a question about their go-to items in their pantry and fridge. It’s always so interesting to hear what people say. Of course, it’s only fair that I answer the question myself too.

Here goes … In my freezer, there are a few things you will always find: shrimp (both cooked and uncooked ones!), super sweet corn, peas, ground beef, gzoya and … salmon. I buy frozen wild-caught filets whenever they go on sale. One grocery store here sells them individually wrapped and sealed, which makes them ultra-easy to grab and defrost for a meal, whether it’s a lunch for one or a dinner for four.

That was exactly what I did tonight for dinner. Grilled Pesto-Topped Salmon is as easy as it comes. With just two ingredients, it comes together and cooks in no time. Plus, the flavorful pesto makes for a fabulous filet.

Serve this with a green salad and pasta.

Grilled Pesto-Topped Salmon Recipe
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Serves: serves 4
  • 1 lb salmon filets
  • ¼ cup pesto
  1. Prepare your grill for grilling. If using gas, preheat the grill to its medium setting.
  2. Place the salmon filets on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip and divide the pesto evenly among the filets, spreading to coat. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, until cooked through. It should flake easily with a fork.
  3. Serve.

Category: Budget Eating, Recipes

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. How easy! I love salmon and pesto, but never had them together. It has to be delicious
    .-= The Teacher Cooks´s last blog ..Crispy Skin Salmon with Fresh Orange Juice =-.

  2. Alicia says:

    Had this for dinner tonight – amazing. It was one of those meals that you wish would never end…yum!

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