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Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine

Posted by on May 13, 2016
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ChefSeared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine
The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the buttery flavor of salmon in this quick and healthy dinner recipe. Refrigerated pesto, found near fresh sauces and salsas at most stores, is prettier and has a better taste than jarred.

Ingredients

8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
⅔ cup pesto
1 ¼ lbs. wild salmon (see Tip), skinned and cut into 4 portions
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Method
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook until just tender, about 9 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with pesto.
2. Meanwhile, season salmon with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon and cook, turning once, until just opaque in the middle, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Serve the salmon with the pasta.

Prep
• Active: 20 Minutes
• Total Time: 20 Minutes

Source: Eating Well Magazine March/April 2015 (Servings: 4 | Yield: Melissa Velik, 5/11/2016)

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