Crispy Salmon with Arugula Pesto
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Serves: 2
  • 2 salmon filets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. Pre-heat the broiler. Place the arugula, parsley, pine nuts, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons water, cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt to taste in a food processor. Pulse until nice and pureed. Transfer to a bowl while you make the salmon.
  2. Rub your salmon filets with the remaining oil, using more if needed, and sprinkle liberally with kosher salt on both sides.
  3. Place a rack over a baking pan and lay the salmon on top. Broil for 5-7 minutes, flip carefully, then broil for another 5-7 minutes, until cooked through. You want the salmon to be nice and crispy on both sides
  4. Plate your fish, top with pesto and serve!
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