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Baked Salmon with Pesto Wrapped in Foil

Baked Salmon with Pesto

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I saw this recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food cookbook (this is the title of the UK edition, in US the book is called Food Revolution) and this is one of the main reasons why I started making my own pesto.

See Also: Pesto Pasta Recipe

With some pesto in the fridge, you can whip up a decent looking meal like this almost effortlessly. This is a fun yet still easy way to cook salmon besides the simple (still delicious) method of grilling or pan-frying. The food is wrapped up in a foil parcel and after baking, I simply serve the parcel straight on a plate so that the cleaning up, just like the cooking, is fuss-free.

Baked Salmon with Pesto (making of)Arrange vegetables and season with salt & pepper

Baked Salmon with Pesto (making of)Place salmon on top of vegetables and spoon pesto over.

How to wrap food in aluminium foilFold the edges lengthwise first

How to wrap food in aluminium foilFold in the other edges in and scrunch them up to seal the parcel

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33 Responses to “Baked Salmon with Pesto Wrapped in Foil”

  1. Baked fish is very handy and and great if you do not want to do much washing up that day. Pesto and salmon are perfect matches. I am not aware the cookbook is named differently in the US.

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  2. lisaiscooking — June 3, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    I love roasting salmon in a parcel like this–the texture turns out great. I’ll have to try it with pesto. Sounds delicious!

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  3. wyyv — June 3, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    i rarely eat salmon fish :X Your picture of salmon really looks yummy… must try it one day! :D

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  4. sweetlife — June 3, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    pesto is great to have onhand, fish, veggies, chicken..great recipe..love the pics

    sweetlife

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  5. Marc @ NoRecipes — June 3, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Yumm looks delicious. It’s funny because I just did salmon sous vide with pesto today. Great minds think alike;-)

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    • wiffy replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

      sounds delicious! look forward to see your recipe :)

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  6. Stella — June 13, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Hey Wiffy, I just wanted to let you know that I made this last night for my Mom. It was so easy and really delicious. Thanks!

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    • wiffy replied: — June 13th, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

      Hi Stella, I’m so glad to hear it turns out well. Thanks for your note :)

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