Salmon with Tomato Pesto Recipe

Salmon with Tomato Pesto Recipe
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Salmon with Tomato Pesto Recipe.

You’ve made pesto with basil – maybe even with asparagus. But have you ever tried it with tomatoes? It’s a new and different taste, but just give it a shot; you might like it! Tomatoes have a delicious natural sweetness that fits perfectly with grilled salmon, and pesto is a very healthy way to get more high-quality fat into your diet, so whether you’re judging on taste or nutrition, it’s definitely a win.

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Salmon with Tomato Pesto Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 cedar grilling plank;
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on;
  • 1 tbsp. bell pepper, chopped;
  • 1/2 cup dried tomatoes, roughly chopped;
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced;
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped;
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil;
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered;
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Instructions

  1. Soak the plank in water 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat, for indirect cooking.
  3. In a food processor combine the dried tomatoes, garlic, shallots, olive oil, basil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
  4. Season the salmon fillets to taste, and rub some tomato pesto over them.
  5. Place the plank over the heat until warm; then arrange the salmon on top.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium. Move the plank to indirect heat (where it isn’t directly over the flame) and cook for 12 to 15 min.
  7. Serve the salmon with tomato pesto and cherry tomatoes on top.
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One comment

  1. Chris said on April 19, 2016 Reply
    5 different people (including myself lol) told me that this was the best tasting ham ever, better than any ham they have eaten on Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas.

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