Salmon with Orange and Thyme Pesto

Course Main Course
Keyword pesto, salmon
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. Serve warm.

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