This butter pesto salmon is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. It’s literally done in 15 minutes from start to finish. And it’s a fairly healthy dish, well besides the butter 😉 If you really want to go the healthier route, you can swap the butter for olive oil, but it will need to be drizzled on instead of scooped. Serve it with some rice or pasta and bam you have yourself a gourmet dinner without spending too much time in the kitchen. This is a great fish to serve for guests as well. It will look like it took a long time to make when in reality it’s made in a matter of minutes. If you plan to serve it to your guests, decorate it with some sliced lemons to make it look fancier.

 

pesto salmon
Ingredients:
4 tbsp Basil Pesto
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 garlic clove, zested
4 (7oz) salmon fillets
salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

1. In a bowl combine the basil pesto, softened butter, and zested garlic using a fork.

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2. Like a baking sheet with foil and lay the salmon fillets on top. Generously season with salt and pepper and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on top. (About 1/4 tsp per fillet)

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3. Scoop out the butter pesto using a cookie scoop and place 2 scoops on each fillet.

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4. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 minutes.

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Butter Pesto Salmon
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp Basil Pesto
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 garlic clove, zested
  • 4 (7oz) salmon fillets
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine the basil pesto, softened butter, and zested garlic using a fork.
  2. Like a baking sheet with foil and lay the salmon fillets on top. Generously season with salt and pepper and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on top. (About ¼ tsp per fillet)
  3. Scoop out the butter pesto using a cookie
  4. scoop and place 2 scoops on each fillet.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 minutes.