So, it should be pretty obvious by now that I love Salmon. I prefer it baked, so if you visit Kraft Foods, where this recipe originated from, you'll find that it was originally 'Grilled Salmon in Pesto Sauce'...I changed it to fit my personal preference. I also cut the sauce down quite a bit since I only made one salmon fillet (Jesse was pretty adamant about his extreme dislike for this particular fish) and it worked out great. I hardly ever cook with pesto, so this was something different for me, and I really liked it. Couldn't have been any easier either. Melt some cream cheese and milk in a small pan, stir in the pesto and there you have it...pesto sauce. I may just keep this recipe to myself since it doesn't strike me as something Heath would really care for, but that's fine with me. Something quick and easy to make myself whenever he has to work late...my favorite type of recipe! :)
'Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce'
Source: Kraft Foods
4 Salmon fillets (1 lb.)
Lemon juice (optional)
1/4 cup Milk
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed
2 Tbsp. Pesto
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
Heath oven to 350. Squirt each fillet with lemon juice (to taste). Bake chicken on greased foil lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook cream cheese and milk in saucepan on medium heat 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Stir in pesto. Serve fish topped with sauce and parsley.