Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto
- 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
IntroductionThis 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.
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
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.
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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