1lbfresh salmonif you have extra hungry people for dinner, you can increase the amount of fish and pesto accordingly
4ozpestohomemade or store bought will work
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray.
Portion the salmon filed into pieces that are about 2-3” wide.
Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto onto each piece of fish.
Put the baking tray in the oven and bake until the fish is cooked to about 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven.
Once the fish is out of the oven, you can add another dollop of pesto to the top of each piece of fish before serving.
Serve over rice, a big salad or for something fancy over risotto, and enjoy!
To get the internal temperature of the fish use one of these handi-dandi thermometers. I like to cook the pesto salmon to a little bit below the recommended temp and then let it rest a few minutes before serving it. (I’m not recommending eating under cooked proteins, however, I'm very careful to not over cook fish). You can always pop it back into the oven for the minute, but you can't reverse cook it 😊!