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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 302.5
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 83.0 mg
  • Sodium: 72.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 31.0 g

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Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto

Introduction

This is a recipe that sounds (and tastes) fancy but is actually quite easy to make--and ready in just 15 minutes. This is a recipe that sounds (and tastes) fancy but is actually quite easy to make--and ready in just 15 minutes.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 ounces salmon fillets
    1 teaspoon unsalted butter
    2 Granny Smith Apples, diced
    1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
    Pinch black pepper
    1/2 lemon, juiced

Tips

Salmon is full of Omega-3 fatty acids. While it's pricier than other varieties of fish, its nutritional benefits make it worth the price tag.

Wild salmon, while tasty, runs at least $12 a pound. Look for wild salmon to go on sale in summer and stock up, freezing the surplus.

When you're shopping for this recipe, buy double the ingredients and make an extra batch for Chef Meg's Salmon Cakes later in the week.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the parsley leaves in a blender; puree, adding lemon juice and warm water until the mixture forms a paste. Season with black pepper. Heat a small sauce pan over medium and add the butter.
Once the butter has melted and is foaming, add apples and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the apples from the heat and add the almonds and parsley; toss to combine. Place the salmon, skin side down ihn a baking dish. Layer the pesto over the fish; roast for 12-15 minutes or until the meat is firm and just starting to flake.
Makes 4 three ounce servings with 1/4 cup of apples and pesto per serving.





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  • Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    This was really delicious and easy as can be! The only thing I would add is maybe some caramelized onion... but that's just personal preference. The recipes is healthy and fresh and tastes great. - 1/27/10

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  • 15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    The idea is good but the topping needed more fat - butter, olive oil, or butter with olive oil, to make it cook down into a cohesive combination. One tablespoon of any of these makes a big difference. - 8/14/11

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Caramelized onions: Two medium onions: slice very thin, break apart into saute pan with 1 tbl melted butter and 1 tbl olive oil. Cook over to medium heat, stirring frequently until golden brown and very limp. Takes about 1/2 hour. Can be used on sandwiches, pizza, in French onion soup, etc. - 2/24/10

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  • Bad
    9 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Not a big fan of the 'fishy' taste and thought this would be a good coverup. My family literally tossed this entire dish in the trash. The pesto was disgusting and the salmon did not cook well. I followed the recipe to a tee & know how to cook. Yuck! - 9/24/11

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious - tho I confess, I never met a salmon fillet I didn't like. I agree with previous posters - next time I will also add a bit of sweet onion to the apple mix. - 8/10/11

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I had some trouble with this recipe. There was so much apple/parsley pesto that it covered the fish too much. The salmon didn't cook in time, so by the time it did cook the almonds were pretty burned. But other than that, it tasted really good. - 3/4/10

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  • O.K.
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The apple, parsley, almond combo just didn't taste good to me... thought it would be one of those pleasant surprises, but it wasn't! - 7/6/12

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  • Good
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Husband objected loudly to "this mess" on his salmon. - 9/24/11

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    When I make salmon, I've make a orange sauce w/chopped pecans. There's a trick to making it come out so, good. Cardmon is what makes it so good. With everyone's added ingredent. - 2/16/13

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    If tart apple sounds like a conlicting flavor with salmon, use pear, papaya or mango instead. Easy enough to figure out, but how 'bout some proofreading to correct typos like the number of servings made... - 9/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this exactly per the recipe and my family love it! Even my very picky mother loved it. Pinned this pinterest so I can find it easily when looking up my various recipe boards. Found this at the right time as I got my fresh salmon at $5.99 a lb! Woot woot! Will definitely make this again! - 9/15/12

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  • Bad
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just didn't like this at all. The flavor of the apple parsley pesto didn't go well with the salmon, in my opinion. - 6/3/12

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm confused - in the text of the recipe it quotes "makes 3 three ounce servings" then at the bottom it says Number of Servings = 4 - which one is it?? - 10/9/11

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love salmon, the last time I had it I brushed a little combination of soy sauce, maple syrup and garlic powder over it....delicious...I will try this recipe it sounds awsome!! - 8/11/11

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    add caramelized onion - 2/23/10

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  • Good
    2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried the receipe, and will omit butter when do. Salmon is oily enough. Plus, omitting the butter will reduce the bad fats. Lookin forward to experimenting w/oils.

    Carmelize onion - fry finely chopped onion. Best flavour w/butter, can carmelize w/some oils too. - 2/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I didn't change anything but downsized the recipe to cook for one. Will definitely keep in my tracker. Served with red potatoes, roasted with onions and rosemary. Oh, I did change the oven temperature to 375. The salmon was soooo moist. - 3/30/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love this . nice combonation of apples and almonds with the salmon . once a week or so we try to fix this . - 5/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mine looks nothing like the picture, but it sure tastes good!! - 1/3/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very surprising flavor combination, but we liked it very much. I did add the caramelized onions. - 9/29/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious -- I would never think to combine apples with fish, but I have a really gorgeous 1lb. orange trout fillet that is begging me to try this. :)
    I'll stick to using my food processor for the pesto, though. My blender would be useless for such a small amount. - 9/24/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm printing this out to try it.
    I love the idea of tart apples and parsley with the salmon - it'll make a great change, I'm sure. - 6/28/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good - but can someone tell me how to make carmekized onion to add ? - 2/23/10

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  • I live in salmon country and this sounds like a disgusting thing to do to a good piece of fish. I've never used a teaspoon of butter in anything, I suspect this will need substantially more.
    - 8/15/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How can this be called "Pesto" when there are not any pesto ingredients in the recipe? Garlic, basil and pine nuts are in traditional pesto. It would be easier to just cook/grill the salmon to the individual liking - and top with real pesto, which can be purchased organic or non-organic. - 3/14/13

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