Rating: 4.25 stars
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat grill to medium heat.

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  • Brush both sides of fish with oil. Grill, skin-sides down, 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.

  • 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.

  • Serve fish topped with sauce and parsley.

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.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 25.4g; cholesterol 85.8mg; sodium 226.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (44)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2010
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. Read More
(33)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2011
I thought that this was a good sauce but at the same time it wasn't anything special Read More
(5)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2010
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. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
simply amazing. i added a little white wine to the sauce. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
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! Read More
(29)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2010
I thought this was a really great easy dish. I used a low fat cream cheese instead of regular and it was just fine. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
adding 1/4 white wine and mushrooms makes it a 5 star from a 4 star:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
super easy and delicions. added fresh basil and parmesan since i didn't have pesto. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
SO GOOD! Didn't change anything (which is rare for me) used extra pesto to cook veggies. Will be making this on regular basis Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
this is so good I doubled the recipe to have enough for the angel hair as well...cant wait to try it on other meats! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
Loved the pesto sauce I made extra to put over pasta served on the side. Delicious!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2011
I thought that this was a good sauce but at the same time it wasn't anything special Read More
(5)