November 4, 2011
Bon Appetit Pan-Seared Salmon with Pumpkin Seed-Cilantro Pesto
This recipe has 9 ingredients and prepares 4 servings. The total time is approximately 25 minutes, with the full time being active. The ingredients are all basic and I had no problems finding any of them at my local grocery store. I was excited to see that my closest grocery store now carries pumpkin seeds in the produce nut section, which will save me from making multiple trips in the future. I was unable to find cracked coriander seeds, so I reduced the amount needed and substituted ground coriander seed instead. The salmon that I found at my local grocery store was a thinner fillet and took less time to cook than the suggested 3-4 minutes per side. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.
A very simple and easy to execute salmon recipe. I love that the pesto is not traditional and uses toasted pumpkin seeds. The taste of the roasted pumpkin seeds is delicious and gives the pesto a nutty undertone. The following day after serving this recipe I used the leftover pesto to serve over rigatoni. The pesto re-heated well and my husband liked it even better as a pasta sauce. A versatile and easy salmon recipe.
For the recipe go to Pan-Seared Salmon with Pumpkin Seed-Cilantro Pesto.