SALMON WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATO PESTO
1, 8.5 ounce jar Bella Sun Luci Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil with Italian Herbs
2 ½ cups fresh basil leaves, packed
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic, rough chopped
½ cup pine nuts
¼-½ cups extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds salmon filets
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup Hellmann’s Light mayonnaise
⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
To make the pesto, combine all of the pesto ingredients, except the olive oil in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are well combined. Put the processor on low speed and slowly add as much olive oil as needed to make a loose paste.
Place the salmon filet, skin-side-down, on a foil lined baking sheet. Season with the salt and pepper. Coat the top of the filet with the mayo, followed by ⅓-½ cup of the pesto to evenly coat. Top with the ⅓ cup parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and a fork easily slides in and out of the center of the fish. Do not overcook! The flesh should be glistening and translucent in the center.