• Serves 2
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients

This pesto crumbed salmon is a quick and easy pesto recipe.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • salt to taste
  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, steamed - to serve
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Combine basil, pine nuts, parmesan and garlic in a food processor. When well combined, add olive oil in a steady stream with the motor still running. Combine pesto and breadcrumbs and salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a 6cm deep, 20cm x 28cm (base) baking dish with baking paper.
  3. Heat oil in pan on medium heat. Place salmon steaks skin side down. Let fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until skin is crispy. Remove from pan and transfer to baking dish.
  4. Place salmon, skin side down, in prepared dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top of each, pressing on lightly with fingertips.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on fish thickness) or until cooked to your liking. Serve with asparagus and lemon wedges.

  • Super easy recipe and looks very appetising. Like pesto and salmon but never combined the two.


  • Sounds delicious and the nuts would give it a great crunch too!


  • I adore nuts in food – my son is really allergic… gutted!


  • I really like salmon


  • I love salmon and asparagus is a perfect veggie to have with it. Yum.


  • Hummmm. It looks delicious!!! I will definitely try it out. I love salmon and I love pesto, the mix of both is a heaven.


  • This looks great. I’m not the biggest salmon fan, but I love crumbed things!


  • This looks soo good!! Thanks for sharing.


  • Thank you for sharing!!!


  • Thank you so much for sharing! This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! :D


  • I have never cooked a piece of salmon – eaten it out heaps… Your recipe looks great


  • Another lovely pesto recipe,it look’s delicious,thanks!


  • It’s surely a delicious dish!! I love eating salmon with asparagus too!


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