Salmon with Orange and Thyme Pesto
- 1.5 lbs salmon
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 4 tsp fresh thyme, minced
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 1 orange, sliced (zest and then slice the orange)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 garlic, minced
Combine oil, thyme, orange zest, seasonings and garlic together in a small bowl. Rinse the fish, inspect for bones and pat dry with a paper towel. Place in a glass Pyrex baking dish large enough to hold the fish with the skin side down.
Rub the pesto on the top of the fish and allow to sit a room temperature. Place orange slices on top of fish. Preheat the oven to 425 F and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork or the fish reaches close to 145 degrees inside. (under 145 is ok since the fish will cook a little more once taken out of the oven from residual heat.) Fish should cook for about 15-20 minutes.