Crusted Salmon Fillets

Serves 2 
Skill level: Easy

Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 8-10 minutes


2 salmon fillets, skin removed
40g wholemeal bread crumbs
3 teaspoons pesto, we used basil pesto
1 teaspoon rapeseed oil 
To serve - see serving suggestions below 


  1. Spread one teaspoon of the pesto on the top of the salmon fillets
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining pesto
  3. Carefully place the breadcrumb mixture on top of the salmon fillets.  It should stick to the pesto topping.
  4. Heat the grill to a moderate heat 
  5. Gently warm the oil in a non-stick frying pan, that is oven proof 
  6. Use a pallet knife to pick up the fillets and carefully place them in the pan
  7. Cook on a moderate heat for about 4-5 minutes  
  8. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes under the grill taking care to ensure that the top does not burn
  9. Serve with green vegetables  and with new potatoes or puy lentils or a green salad   

Per 100g 

High fat, Medium saturates, low sugar, medium salt  

Per portion

Energy: 387 Kcals/1612 Kjoules, Fat: 22g, Saturates: 4.7g, Sugars: 0.7g, Salt 0.5g