If you like salmon but are bored with the usual ways of cooking it, try this. Whether you use salmon or cod (and both are equally delicious) it will work every time.


  • 1 tbsp green pesto, from a jar

  • 1 fresh salmon steak


  • 1.

    Pre-heat the oven to 180c.

  • 2.

    Make diagonal slashes in the salmon skin with a sharp knife and smear the pesto over the top. Using the back of the spoon, press the pesto into the slashes in the fish.

  • 3.

    Pop the salmon, skin side down, in a hot, dry pan to sear the skin - this should take around 30 seconds. Place the salmon on a baking tray or oven-proof dish and roast for approx 10 minutes or less, depending on how you like your fish.

  • 4.

    Serve with mashed potatoes, salad or oven-roasted vegetables.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (1 servings)

  • Energy 578kj
  • Fat Total 44g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 43g
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 445mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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