Salmon Wrapped in Prosciutto with a Pesto Stuffing

I’m always trying to incorporate as much Omega 3‘s into our diet as possible and salmon is one way to accomplish that. This is a super easy recipe with hardly any fuss or preparation. I served the salmon with roasted vegetables (potatoes, red onion, parsnip, beet root, carrots).

salmon fillet (remove skin along with the brown bits)
homemade pesto (ready made is ok just make sure it’s good quality – read the label)
prosciutto slices

Preheat oven to 180c (350f).

Make a slice in each fillet down the side but not all the way through. Then spread the pesto along the inside (as if making a sandwich). There are no exact amounts here as it depends on the thickness of the salmon fillet. However, you can use 1-2 tablespoons as a guideline, more if you like the flavor of pesto.
Wrap the salmon with a slice of prosciutto. If one slice doesn’t cover the fish then use another.

Place salmon on a greased pan and bake 12-15 minutes depending on thickness of each slice as well as one’s preference for cooked salmon. I used our bbq to cook the salmon and used heavy duty tin foil in lieu of a pan. Just make sure to grease the foil so that the fish won’t stick to the bottom.

The Culinary Chase’s Note: If using the bbq, make sure to close the lid during the cooking time as this will act as an oven and will cook more evenly. Not many pans to clean up just the one the roasted vegetables were in. The salmon turned out moist and delicious!

1 Comment

  1. Brilynn on November 14, 2006 at 20:53

    That looks like a delicious combination!