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Seared Coho Salmon with Mixed Herb Pesto

Seared Coho Salmon with Mixed Herb Pesto Recipe

Ali & Marsh's Pesto Coho

Seared Coho Salmon with Mixed Herb Pesto | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min
Serves: 4


Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ c pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 c basil leaves
  • ¼ c parsley leaves
  • ¼ c cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tbsp tarragon leaves
  • ⅓ - ½ c olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ c pecorino romano cheese, grated
  • 4 (8 oz) coho fillets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the Pesto

In a food processor (or mortar and pestle), finely grind garlic and pine nuts. Add herbs and pulse until finely chopped. Slowly add ⅓ - ½ cup olive oil until a smooth paste forms. Add lemon juice and fold in grated cheese. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

For the Salmon

In a large, preferably non-stick, skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Season coho fillets with salt and pepper and place in pan flesh-side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes and turn to cook skin-side for an additional 3-4 minutes until just begins to flake.

For the Plating

Drizzle pesto over coho fillets and serve.

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