Seared Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

Seared Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

This creamy pesto salmon recipe was originally inspired by Kraft, however I prepare mine slightly different. I pan sear my salmon and add more pesto and garlic…of course. This all stems from my obsession with pesto and finding new ways to use it. I also think pan seared salmon holds the juices in better than grilling it. Sometimes the grill will dry it out.

This is a very different take on salmon. The cream cheese and pesto actually go together surprisingly well with salmon. It’s almost like a creamy Alfredo sauce on top of salmon. You could potentially substitute for an Alfredo sauce and serve over pasta…which sounds like a great idea. Someone try that and report back to me! Salmon proves again to be a really versatile fish despite it’s particular taste. I made this with bacon brussel sprouts if you want to check it out.

Seared Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

Seared Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

Seared Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe
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  • 4 salmon filets, skin removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil, for cooking
  1. Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add olive oil.
  2. season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Sear salmon for 5-6 minutes per side until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, combine milk, cream cheese, pesto, and garlic in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Cook until fully melted and creamy. about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve salmon topped with 2-3 tablespoons of pesto sauce.

 

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