Pesto Salmon

My easiest salmon recipe is also my favorite.  I prefer to grill the salmon on tinfoil, but this is also just as good on the stove.

  • Place salmon on tinfoil if grilling or in saute pan with olive oil for indoors
  • Top with olive oil, salt & pepper
  • Top with 3 to 4 Tablespoons pesto (depending on the size of the fillet)
  • Grill on low for 5 to 7 minutes – check often and do not over cook
  • If cooking indoors, cook on medium low for 5 to 7 minutes

**The biggest mistake you can make with salmon is to overcook it.  Overcooked salmon has a straw like texture and will be very dry.  As soon as you can flake the salmon apart with a fork at the thickest point, it is ready.  The cooking time will vary depending on the grill/equipment – so stay close!!


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