Stupid-Easy Pesto Salmon

Stupid-easy salmon.

Really, that’s what this is. So easy, it’s stupid. So easy, it’s pretty much impossible to mess up.

I’m not even asking you to make your own pesto here, although that is certainly an option. Even though you only need a tiny amount here, leftover pesto actually freezes really well, so you can easily store it away for another day. Or, you can opt to slather it on everything from pizza to pasta to sandwiches…create your own adventure!

See those noodles in the picture with my salmon? Those are some Buttery Lemon Parsley Noodles from The Pioneer Woman (I added some basil because…well, I had some). Also crazy easy, also crazy good. This whole meal came together for me in about 15 minutes. Now that’s the way to go.

Easy Pesto Salmon

Stupid-Easy Pesto Salmon

Serves 1 (obviously, easily increased)

1 4 to 5-ounce salmon fillet

1 tablespoon of your favorite pesto

Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place salmon in a lightly greased baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, and spread the pesto over the top of the fillet. Bake for 6-8 minutes per inch of thickness, or until the fish is opaque and flaky throughout.


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