4-Ingredient Pesto Parmesan Baked Salmon Recipe: Wow, This Is Good by Ann Marie Patitucci
I always feel good about feeding my family (and myself) salmon. The health benefits of salmon are one reason. The other is that it tastes great. Salmon is a great source of vitamin B, protein and potassium. It helps reduce the risk of heart disease and is one of the best ways to get omega-3 fatty acids. There’s an added bonus, too: salmon is known to help with weight control.
Salmon recipes are popular at 30Seconds.com, and I can understand why. Salmon is healthy, easy to prepare and versatile. If you’re looking for a healthy weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy, this pesto crusted salmon is among the best salmon recipes I’ve come across. It’s a simple sheet pan meal, light and delicious. In addition, it can be easily halved or doubled.
Cuisine: Italian, American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 4 wild salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each), skin removed
- 6 tablespoons homemade pesto or store-bought pesto
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (Italian breadcrumbs, plain breadcrumbs or panko)
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Here’s how to make it:
- Cover a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil. Lay the salmon fillets on the baking sheet, with a little space between them. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of pesto over each fillet, spreading it with the back of the spoon so that each fillet is lightly and evenly coated.
- In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese until well combined. Top each fillet with a coating of the mixture.
- Bake the salmon in a preheated 325-degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and heat for 45 to 90 seconds with the salmon about 5 inches away from the heating element. Don’t walk away from the oven while the salmon is under the broiler; watch it closely to ensure it doesn’t burn.
Note: Buy wild salmon if possible. Not only does it taste better but it is also lower in toxins, mercury and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls, a group of manmade chemicals).
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