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Salmon With Cilantro Pesto

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a pescetarian diet.pescetarian
 
One serving costs about $23.57 One serving costs about $23.57 One serving costs about $23.57

$23.57 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,healthy,pescetarian,gluten free,pescatarian lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:82%

Spoonacular Score: 82%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Salmon With Cilantro Pesto a try. One serving contains 1867 calories, 205g of protein, and 109g of fat. This gluten free and pescatarian recipe serves 4 and costs $23.57 per serving. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. Head to the store and pick up almonds, salt, salt and pepper, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the wine you could follow this main course with the Dessert Wine Gelees with Citrus Fruit as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 83%. This score is awesome. Try Salmon With Cilantro Pesto, Salmon Chowder with Cilantro Pesto, and Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Pecan Pesto for similar recipes.

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc are my top picks for Salmon. To decide on white or red, you should consider your seasoning and sauces. Chardonnay is a great friend to buttery, creamy dishes, while sauvignon blanc can complement herb or citrus-centric dishes. A light-bodied, low-tannin red such as the pinot noir goes great with broiled or grilled salmon. The Stonestreet Estate Chardonnay with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 36 dollars per bottle.

Stonestreet Estate Chardonnay

The 2012 Estate Chardonnay delivers a distinct mineral backbone alongside a strong citrus element. Tangerine and marmalade emerge first from the glass, opening to a palate that cascades through peach and ocean spray—all culminating in a finish with surprising grip and acidity.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps almonds
almonds
1 cup
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
0.5 cup
0.5 cup olive oil
olive oil
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
24 fillet
24 fillet salmon
salmon
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps salt
salt
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
some
some vegetable oil
vegetable oil
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps white wine
white wine
2 Tbsps almonds
2 Tbsps
almonds
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup
fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
0.5 cup olive oil
0.5 cup
olive oil
3 Tbsps parmesan cheese
3 Tbsps
parmesan cheese
24 fillet salmon
24 fillet
salmon
0.13 tsps salt
0.13 tsps
salt
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
some vegetable oil
some
vegetable oil
4 Tbsps white wine
4 Tbsps
white wine

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
blender
blender
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
blender
blender


Instructions

  1. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a wide skillet, heat vegetable oil, around 2-3 tablespoons.
  3. Cook salmon skin side up until golden, around 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Transfer to an oven-safe baking dish. Bake at 375 F until cooked through, around 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to serving plates. Drizzle with cilantro-pesto.
  6. Puree all ingredients in blender, pulse first until finely chopped, then puree, scraping frequently until smooth

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $23.57
Ingredient
2 tablespoons almonds
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves garlic
½ cups olive oil
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
24 fillets salmon
some vegetable oil
4 tablespoons white wine
Price
$0.36
$0.53
$0.13
$1.29
$0.32
$90.58
$0.22
$0.87
$94.30

Tips

Health Tips

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • If you are cooking with wine, be aware that the amount of alcohol that evaporates could be much less than you think. In fact, researchers found that anywhere between 4 and 49 percent of the alcohol in a dish might remain depending on the cooking method, length of cooking, etc. If you're concerned about the amount of alcohol you're consuming, keep an eye on how much wine is going into your dish!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you want the health benefits of salmon without the pricetag that comes with fresh and even frozen fillets, look for recipes using canned salmon.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Don't have any wine in the house? Red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar can be used to deglaze pans. Chicken/beef broth or grape juice can also be used in place of wine in a pinch, especially if a recipe only calls for a small amount.

  • When buying wine for cooking, it is certainly not a bad idea to buy a wine you would enjoy drinking (some wine for the dish, some wine for the chef?) But if your favorite wines cost a small fortune, save them for drinking and purchase a cheaper?though still good quality!?wine for cooking. Just don't buy "cooking wine" with added salt, food coloring, etc.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Wild Alaskan salmon is considered the most sustainable choice.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1866k Calories
204g Protein
109g Total Fat
2g Carbs
100% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1866k
93%

Fat
109g
168%

  Saturated Fat
25g
162%

Carbohydrates
2g
1%

  Sugar
0.39g
0%

Cholesterol
563mg
188%

Sodium
778mg
34%

Alcohol
1g
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
204g
410%

Vitamin B12
32µg
541%

Selenium
373µg
534%

Vitamin B6
8mg
419%

Vitamin B3
80mg
402%

Vitamin B2
3mg
232%

Phosphorus
2097mg
210%

Vitamin B5
17mg
171%

Vitamin B1
2mg
155%

Potassium
5078mg
145%

Copper
2mg
131%

Magnesium
313mg
78%

Folate
260µg
65%

Iron
8mg
48%

Zinc
6mg
46%

Vitamin E
5mg
39%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Calcium
187mg
19%

Manganese
0.34mg
17%

Vitamin A
707IU
14%

Fiber
0.75g
3%

Vitamin C
1mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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