If you make the pesto ahead, this is a very easy meal to put together in minutes. The fresh taste of the delicious cool green pesto complements the warm salmon exceptionally well.
with Spinach-Arugula-Walnut Pesto
There is no real recipe for this one; simply use your favorite basil pesto recipe, substituting spinach and arugula for the basil. You can use all spinach if you like.
Simply salt & pepper a boneless, skinless salmon filet portion, then brush generously with oil. (I prefer to use olive oil in this recipe).
Place on a rack about 4 to 5 inches from a hot broiler; turn the salmon as soon as it begins to sizzle and become light golden. Continue cooking on the other side, just until done to your liking. Broiling time will depend upon the thickness of the salmon filet.
Caution: Don't overcook or it will be dry and leathery, not tender and moist.