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Salmon Steaks with Pesto Garnish

Salmon steaks with Pesto Garnish

An attractive and easy fish course, this flavorful recipe ties the meal together well.   

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Salmon Steaks

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salmon steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pesto Garnish
  • 2 cup basil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup parmesan or romano cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Drizzle olive oil onto the salmon and then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

2. Lightly drizzle olive oil onto a large, nonstick pan and turn to medium heat.

3. When oil heats up, place as many steaks as desired on the pan. Cook on each side for several minutes (about 3-5) or until it's cooked to your liking. Or, right before it gets to that point, turn up the heat a bit and sear both sides quickly one more time for extra crispiness/browning. Watch carefully to prevent overcooking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pesto on the side for garnish.

Pesto Garnish:

1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until fully blended. This should make enough pesto to garnish 4-5 salmon steaks.

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