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Basil Pesto Topped Salmon

Basil Pesto Topped Salmon Screenshot from America's Heartland Season 10 Episode 17

 4 6 oz salmon filets
 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
 2 garlic cloves
 3 tbsp almonds
 1 ½ cups loosely packed fresh basilleaves
 ½ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
 ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
 1 tsp lemon zest
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1—1 ½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
 Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Make pesto by combining chopped garlic, almonds, basil, parsley, cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a bowl. Slowly mix in olive oil until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


Pat salmon filets until dry, and transfer to a lined baking sheet. Spoon 2 tbsp pesto over each filet. Cook under broiler for 7-10 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and basil is slightly browned.


Serve with cherry tomatoes and a lemon slice.

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