Have you ever heard of salmon milano? It’s an Italian preparation for baked salmon that has a luscious pesto butter topping. I first saw salmon milano being sold ready-to-go at Costco, and only had to try it once before deciding that I definitely had to make my own version. This one tastes just like Costco’s, but it’s even better if you use fresh pesto. Dare I say it, I actually prefer mine. I added tomatoes to this one, because tomatoes always go well with basil and add even more diversity to this flavorful fish.
Truth be told, I’ve probably made a dozen dishes with basil pesto in the past couple of months. I do try to space out when I post them, so I have tons more in the backlog for you. In the meantime, this salmon milano was definitely one that I couldn’t delay sharing. I always admire the bloggers that have exceptional variety, because in my cooking I always seem to go through phases of incorporating a certain ingredient in different variations. That’s okay though, because this one was just too good to keep to myself.
Salmon is one of my go-to weeknight dinners, because it’s so quick and easy. It’s a breeze to make it naturally low carb and gluten-free, and this recipe is no exception. It has just four (count ’em, four!) common ingredients, along with a simple preparation. That means it’s a winner for not only weeknights after work, but also any busy day. It really doesn’t get much easier than this. It also happens to look beautiful, making it a great idea for entertaining guests.
Right now couldn’t be a more fitting time for this salmon milano. Ripe and juicy tomatoes paired with aromatic fresh basil pesto is a combination that’s hard to beat, and that’s true more than ever during the late summer months when both are at their peak. I love making this with my homemade two-minute macadamia nut basil pesto, but any pesto you like will work. The wonderful news is, while this recipe is summer’s seasonal produce at its best, it’s also easy enough to make year round.
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