16 July 2010
Pesto Salmon & Pasta
I'm all about fish lately, & I've been trying to branch out a bit more in regards to cooking with it. The other day, Jonty & I stumbled upon a recipe for pesto salmon & pasta. Upon seeing the recipe made on This Morning in our B&B room a few weekends ago,* I knew it would be amazing. And I wasn't wrong.
Pesto Salmon & Pasta adapted from Dean's Salmon with pesto
2 180g skinless salmon fillets
50g cream cheese
Large handful fresh basil
1/2 clove garlic
50g toasted pine nuts
Lemon juice to taste
1 tsp sugar
1. Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan until they take on some colour, remove from pan and set aside 20g of them. Add the rest to a blender along with the basil, garlic and pulse while adding olive oil, adding the parmesan to taste and season with black pepper and lemon juice.
2. In a bowl mix the cream cheese with a tablespoon of pesto and the reserved pine nuts, spoon the mixture on top of the salmon fillets and bake in an oven set at 200c for around 7-8 mins.
4. Cook the pasta to the packets instructions, drain then dress with the pesto.
Serve with fresh cherry tomatoes (mozzarella optional). Enjoy!
* I really only watch/browse TV in hotel/B&B rooms.