King Salmon with Pesto Sauce


  • Pesto Sauce:
  • 30gr fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 lemons, squeezed and grated rind
  • 2.5ml salt and coarsely ground pepper
  • 30g fresh coriander
  • 60g pine nuts, roasted
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 20gr grated parmesan cheese
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until a chunky paste is formed.
  • 4 king salmon fillets
  • Seasoned flour
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. oil


Method for frying

  1. Coat king salmon fillets in seasoned flour, dust off excess.
  2. Heat one tsp. butter and one tsp. oil in a pan.
  3. Pan fry over a moderate heat for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Method for steaming:

  1. Place king salmon fillets into a medium-sized pan with a little water (100mls).
  2. Season with a little salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Cover with lid.
  4. Allow fish to steam on medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve fillets with Pesto Sauce, grilled vegetables on a bed of rice, garnish with lemon wedges and fresh coriander.

Serves 4.

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