Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce

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"This velvety and versatile sauce is also delicious served with chicken or other varieties of fish. For even more flavor, additional pesto could be brushed over the salmon before grilling."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush both sides of fish with oil. Grill, skin-sides down, 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.
  3. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese and milk in saucepan on medium heat 2-3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Stir in pesto.
  4. Serve fish topped with sauce and parsley.
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Footnotes

  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Serving Suggestion
  • Round out the meal with hot cooked rice and steamed vegetables. For added flavor, drizzle fish lightly with fresh lemon juice before serving.
  • Cooking Know-How
  • When salmon is done, it will appear opaque and flake easily with fork.
  • Food Facts
  • Check salmon fillets for bones before cooking by running fingers over surface. Small bumps are usually a sign of bones - use tweezers to remove them.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 10, 2010

The best salmon recipe that my husband and I have ever had! I didn't change anything. I used skim milk and reduced fat cream cheese in the sauce. DELICIOUS! Will probably be on our weekly menu for quite some time! Thanks for the great recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2011

I thought that this was a good sauce, but, at the same time, it wasn't anything special

 

49 Ratings

Jan 25, 2010

simply amazing. i added a little white wine to the sauce.

 
Apr 08, 2010

This was a very tasty sauce to top grilled salmon. I used sun-dried tomato pesto and sprinkled capers on top. A warning - don't try to make ahead of time and reheat the sauce. It gets thick needs to be diluted with more milk. Very good recipe.

 
Feb 04, 2010

I thought this was a really great, easy dish. I used a low fat cream cheese instead of regular and it was just fine.

 
Feb 01, 2010

SO GOOD! Didn't change anything (which is rare for me) used extra pesto to cook veggies. Will be making this on regular basis

 
Jul 16, 2010

adding 1/4 white wine and mushrooms makes it a 5 star from a 4 star :)

 
Jun 28, 2010

super easy and delicions. added fresh basil and parmesan, since i didn't have pesto.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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