Parmesan Pesto Baked Salmon has a bright basil flavor with a crispy, golden crust. This quick and easy meal is ready in 20 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pesto, quick meals, salmon, seafood
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
46-ouncesalmon filletspin bones removed
1/3cupfreshly grated parmesan cheesegrate with a microplane grater if possible.
Preheat the oven to 325°. Place a piece of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet. Lay the salmon fillets on the baking sheet, not touching. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of pesto over each fillet and spread it with the back of a spoon or knife so that it's lightly coated with pesto.
In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese until evenly distributed. Top each of the salmon fillets with a coating of the breadcrumb mixture.
Cook the salmon for 12-15 minutes for medium. To get the crust a golden brown, turn the oven to broil and heat for 45 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes with the salmon about 5 inches away from the heating element. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.