Oven Baked Salmon with Pesto and Breadcrumb Crust Recipe

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Submitted by ianholmes36c

Makes 1 serving



This recipe, invented by my good friend Lin Cooper, started life under the grill, but now, in my attempt to more or less eliminate the grill, I'm happy to say that it cooks very happily and easily in a high oven. One word of warning, though: it works much better with fresh pesto sauce from supermarkets than it does with the bottled kind.

Recipe Ingredients for Oven Baked Salmon with Pesto and Breadcrumb Crust

160 g salmon fillet
2 tbsp pesto
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 courgette, sliced, boiled & sauted
100 g asparagus, boiled & sauted

Recipe Directions for Oven Baked Salmon with Pesto and Breadcrumb Crust

  1. Begin by trimming the fillets if needed, and run your hand over the surface of the fish to check that there aren't any stray bones lurking. Now place the fish on the prepared baking tray and give each one a good squeeze of lemon juice and a seasoning of salt and pepper.

  2. Next, give the pesto a good stir and measure 2 tablespoons into a small bowl, mix one-third of the breadcrumbs with it to form a paste and spread this over both fish fillets. Then, mix half the cheese with the remaining breadcrumbs and scatter this over the pesto, then finish off with the remaining cheese.

  3. Now place the baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for 10 minutes, by which time the top should be golden brown and crispy and the salmon just cooked and moist. Serve with steamed new potatoes.

  4. This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book Two and The Delia Collection: Fish.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 500.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
584
Calories from Fat
315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
35.0g
54%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Sodium
488mg
20%
Potassium
1356mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates
23.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
5.9g
24%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
45.2g
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 18% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
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