Thursday, May 31, 2007

Salmon with Pesto

Why Salmon is not served with pesto more often I will never know. I have been trying to eat a little healthier these days to shed a few pounds that I gained when I quit smoking last year and fish has been on the menu a lot. I once saw a recipe somewhere that had fish with some kind of pesto (it was not a traditional pesto) so I thought that I would try make my own version.

I had some homemade pesto in the freezer that I had made last fall and froze in ice cube trays, and once frozen I put them in a freezer bag for storage. So I took out two of those cubes of pesto out and defrosted them while I seasoned a 10 ounce salmon steak with course sea salt and fresh ground pepper and put a light coating of olive oil on the salmon. I then heated my cast iron grill pan and seared the salmon on for about 4 minutes per side. I then served the salmon topped with a little pesto and a quinoa salad. It was a big hit with my son and Hubby; however, my daughter was not even in the mood to try the salmon she eat all her quinoa salad.

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