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To put Pesto with Salmon?

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Spice17 Thu 10-Jan-13 10:42:53

More traffic here and need some quick advice......

Am cooking DM and Stepdad a meal on Sat to thank them for the help they've given to me and DH with our 3 month old DD.

Am cooking Samon en croute (retro I know but am veggie and would be nervous about cooking meat)

Did a practice run last night and put with Green Pesto, DH said was nice but I don't eat fish and couldn't try it, so really unsure - would something else work better? Maybe even Red Pesto?

Any input appreciated, TIA!!

sooperdooper Thu 10-Jan-13 10:46:08

Yes, I put green pesto on salmon, it's lovely smile

overthemill Thu 10-Jan-13 10:46:50

pesto nice. but at weekend i did salmon on croute and sandwicjhed the salmon with cream cheese and spinach which i'd blitzed in processor (am sure you could just mix it) about 100 gram of each i think. all family loved it even spinach hating kids. it was gordon ramsey but he used rocket but i had spinach iyswim

GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 10-Jan-13 10:47:51

YANBU, green pesto encrusted crumb on salmon, omg yumtastic.

sheeplikessleep Thu 10-Jan-13 10:49:14

Salmon and pesto lovely (sometimes I put a bit of pesto on top of salmon, then a few breadcrumbs and pop in oven).

I'd prefer red pesto, but only because I prefer the taste! I think green or red pesto would go equally well.

sheeplikessleep Thu 10-Jan-13 10:49:34

Oops cross posted gregbishops!

Spice17 Thu 10-Jan-13 10:49:48

Brilliant, thanks all and may just try the cream cheese and spinach thing overthemill cheers!

Beehatch Thu 10-Jan-13 10:51:45

Salmon with pesto one of our favourite meals hear. I usually use coriander pesto

3smellysocks Thu 10-Jan-13 12:13:57

Jamie oliver does parcels - long doubled tin foil base per portion, handful of runner beans first (I prefer mange tout or asparagus though or a mix), salmon on top, green pesto on top of that, olive oil drizzle and then squeeze half a lemon over the mound. Wrap up the portion with the tin foil and cook for 20 mins.

3smellysocks Thu 10-Jan-13 12:14:55

sorry not runner beans - french beans

AngelsWithSilverWings Thu 10-Jan-13 12:19:51

The Jamie salmon and pesto recipe is a a weekly meal in our house. It's also nice made without the beans and served with cous cous and roasted courgettes , peppers and aubergines.

MrsBethel Thu 10-Jan-13 15:30:26

Sounds nice.

Lafaminute Thu 10-Jan-13 16:06:05

Delia's recipe: squeez a lemon over salon fillets, top with a spoon of pesto and breadcrumbs mixed with parmesan and grill til salmon cooked through. Delicious!

cakeandcustard Thu 10-Jan-13 16:08:20

Try mixing the pesto with cream cheese and spread it on the top of the salmon. I wrap it in filo pastry and bake for 20 mins - yum!

Shesparkles Thu 10-Jan-13 16:09:14

I do this all the time, the kids ask for it!

rumbelina Thu 10-Jan-13 16:28:37


rumbelina Thu 10-Jan-13 16:28:51

ScaredySquirrel Thu 10-Jan-13 16:29:55

We also do the Jamie recipe regularly. The children like it.

He also has a salmon en croute recipe - he puts the salmon in the pastry with olive tapenade, sliced tomatoes, mozzerella and basil. that always goes down well too.

diddl Thu 10-Jan-13 16:32:21

Sounds really nice.

I also love salmon with a spinach & cream sauce.

attheendoftheday Thu 10-Jan-13 19:00:12

I'm veggie and I make salmon with pesto for dp. It's easy and foolproof. I wrap the salmon in tin foil parcels with a few spoons of pesto on top and it works brilliantly).

vole3 Fri 11-Jan-13 19:47:11

Thanks for the idea, simply delicious for tonight's dinner smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 11-Jan-13 19:50:12

Mmmmmm, love salmon, love pesto. You could put it between two slices of mighty white and it'd be gorgeous smile

blonderthanred Fri 11-Jan-13 19:52:11

We do salmon with spaghetti & green pesto, think your idea sounds great.

Ninetyninepercent Fri 11-Jan-13 19:54:20

We had it last night - salmon, tsp of green pesto wrapped in parma ham. Very yum. Also like Delia's way too. En croute I would imagine would be equally yummy.

Spice17 Fri 11-Jan-13 20:01:10

Well, that's decided then, going to do a bit of a combo of the various suggestions.

Green beans, salmon and green pesto in shortcut pastry for the fish eaters and green beans, pesto and feta in mine! Do I need to part pre boil/steam the beans does anyone know?? Can you tell I'm no Nigella? so badly wish I was

Thank you all very much smile (feel bloody starving after reading this now!)

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