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Monday, January 5, 2009

Broiled Salmon with Pesto Mayonnaise

This was a hit in our holiday party especially with the seafood lovers. I got the recipe from Sandra Lee of Semi-Homemade fame at Food TV Network. It was an easy recipe that I made even easier. The original recipe calls for a marinade of olive oil, lemon juice and Italian seasoning and I made a short-cut and just used Italian Dressing instead. It saved me time to squeeze lemons and mix the ingredients together.

1 1/2 lbs center-cut fresh salmon fillet, 1 inch thick, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 cup Italian Dressing

For Pesto Mayonnaise
3 Tbsps Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp prepared Pesto (store bought)

1. Preheat broiler. Rinse salmon with cold water, pat dry with paper towels. Line baking sheets or broiler pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
2. In a ziplock bag combine salmon and dressing. Squeeze air out from bag and seal. Gently massage bag to coat fish, set aside.
3. For Pesto Mayonnaise - combine mayonnaise and pesto, stir, set aside.
4. Remove salmon pieces from bag and place on the baking sheet flesh side down. Discard marinade. Broil fish 4 to 6 inches from heat for up to 10 minutes until flesh flakes easily when tested with a fork.
5. Serve salmon with pesto mayonnaise on top.


  1. pesto in mayo... sounds simple yet yummy! I'll be sure to try this out sometime, thanks!

  2. Mira I'll try this since Antonio lovesssss fish. :-)

  3. I love salmon and I love your blog. Fondly, DCRose

  4. i so love salmon. usually holidays is filled with barbecues and this salmon recipe of yours is surely a hit

  5. looks oh so yummy! a must try recipe