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Goin' Coastal: Basil Pesto Salmon with Rice Pilaf

Basil Pesto Recipe
  • • 3 cups fresh basil
  • • 1/2 cup fresh oregano
  • • 2/3 cup finely grated parmesan
  • • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Basil Pesto Procedure
-Blend all ingredients until desired consistency.

Pecan Rice Pilaf Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped pecans
  • 2 cups rice (any blend of white, brown, whole grain)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
Pecan Rice Pilaf Procedure
-In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add oil, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaves, salt and thyme, and sauté for about 5 minutes.
-Add the pecans and sauté for another 5 minutes until the onion is translucent, and the pecans begin to toast.
-Deglaze the pan with chicken broth, and bring it to a simmer.
-Reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking until the rice is done (approximately 10-15 minutes).

Salmon Ingredients
  • Prepared pesto recipe 
  • 4 salmon filets 
  • Panko bread crumbs
Salmon Procedure
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
-Place salmon in a pan, and top with as much pesto as you desire.
-Sprinkle bread crumbs across the top.
-Bake until salmon is done (6-7 minutes for each ½-inch thickness of salmon).