Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet and turn the heat up to high.
Once it’s hot, add the salmon, skin side up and sear for a minute.
Flip it over, turn down the heat to medium high, brush on the pesto, and cook for 4 minutes.
Turn the heat off, cover the pan, and let “self cook” for another 3 minutes.
Combine basil, garlic cloves, and nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
Add the ½ c. of olive oil slowly until smooth.
Add salt and pepper. Transfer to a larger bowl and mix in cheese.
This delicious pesto salmon recipe comes from our friends at Smart Source Seafood. Smart Source Seafood is a fantastic organization committed to providing healthy, wild Alaskan salmon from well-managed, sustainable salmon.
This recipe also comes with a homemade pesto recipe but works with store bought pesto as well!
To find more recipes and learn more about wild Alaskan salmon visit http://smartsourceseafood.com/
Recipe by: Maddie O’Laire