I turned to Sandra Lee and her cookbook, Semi-Homemade 20 Minute Meals, for the salmon I made for him tonight. I can't tell you if I thought it was any good because I just had some chicken, but he raved about it. Broiled Salmon with Pesto Mayo got the husband's approval so I hope you'll be just as happy with it. Enjoy!
Broiled Salmon with Pesto Mayo
Recipe by Sandra Lee
1 1/2 lbs center-cut fresh salmon fillet, 1 inch thick, cut into 4 pieces
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbl bottled lemon juice (or the juice from one large lemon)
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
For the Pesto Mayo
3 Tbl mayonnaise
1 Tbl prepared pesto
- Preheat broiler. Rinse salmon with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. line baking sheet or broiler pan with aluminum foil; set aside.
- For marinade, in a large zip-top bag, combine olive oil, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Add salmon. Sqeeze air from bag and seal. Gently massage bag to coat fish; set aside (I'd say about 20 minutes since the book didn't give any time).
- For pestp mayo, in a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and pesto; set aside.
- Remove salmon pieces from the bag and place, flash sides down, on prepared baking sheet. Discard marinade. Broil fish 4 to 6 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn salmon; cook for 4 to 6 minutes more or until flash flakes away easily when tested with a fork. Serve with pesto mayo.