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Salmon & pesto-dressed veg

30 min
Salmon & pesto-dressed veg

Salmon & pesto-dressed veg

30 min

Pan-frying salmon is an easy way to get more oily fish in our diets and this easy recipe, served with delicious pesto-dressed potatoes and greens, makes a great weeknight dinner – my kids love it!

  • 50 gbasil
  • 25 gpine nuts
  • 15 gparmesan
  • 2 xlemons
  • 1 xgarlic clove
  • 1 Tbspolive oil
  • 600 gpotatoes
  • 200 gfrench green beans
  • 200 gBroccolini
  • 4 gsalmon fillet
  • 1 Tbspolive oil

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Manual

For the pesto, peel the garlic and add half to a jug with the pine nuts. Pick in the basil leaves and blitz with the multi-purpose blade until finely chopped.
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil – you need just enough to give it an oozy consistency – then finely grate and stir through the Parmesan. Give the mixture a final blitz, then halve the lemon and add a squeeze of juice to taste, then season with a pinch of black pepper.
Scrub the potatoes, then trim the beans and broccoli. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 15 minutes, or until tender, adding the beans and the broccoli for the final 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Rub the salmon fillets all over with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in the hot pan, skin-side down, turn the heat down to medium and cook for 4 minutes, or until the skin is golden and crisp.
Turn the fillets over, then cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes, or until just cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat, rest for 30 seconds, then add a good squeeze of lemon juice and give the pan a shake.
Drain the vegetables well, then tip into a large bowl. Add the pesto, then toss to coat. Divide the salmon and vegetables between plates, drizzle over the pan juices, then cut the remaining lemon into wedges for squeezing over
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