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Easy baked salmon with punchy pesto

9
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
30 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Forgoing the traditionally used basil in pesto, this mint pesto is refreshing, nutty and zesty- creating a flavour punch!

Ingredients

fresh mint

1 cup(s)

pistachios

12 g, (2 Tbs)

lime rind

2 tbs, Finely grated

lime juice

2 tbs

olive oil

1 tbs

Atlantic salmon fillets, raw

1800 g, 2 x 900g fillets, Skin on

99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt

1 cup(s)

ground sumac

1 tsp

lime(s)

1 medium, Cut into wedges to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Process the mint, pistachios, lime rind, lime juice and oil in a food processor until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place 1 side of salmon, skin-side down, on a clean work surface. Spread with mint pesto. Top with remaining salmon, skin-side up. Use kitchen string to tie the salmon at 5cm intervals. Place on the prepared tray.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the yoghurt and half the sumac in a small bowl. Sprinkle the remaining sumac over the yoghurt mixture. Serve with the salmon and lime wedges.

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