Cast Iron Salmon with Pesto Sauce
You can bake this fish, or grill it, but I used
Ingredients/Directions for Salmon
1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
Garlic Salt to taste
Coarse Sea Salt to taste
Buttery steak seasoning to taste
Cover bottom of skillet with avocado oil and then add salmon fillets with skin side down. Then rub the top of the salmon fillets with Avocado Oil and turn on the burner to 3/4 high heat.
Sprinkle garlic salt and buttery seasoning over the fish and it should stick to the oil and then cover.
At the 10 minute mark, squeeze one lemon over the fish and add coarse sea salt.
Do not overcook...fish should be ready within 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS FOR PESTO
1 cup fresh basil leaves
6 mint leaves
3 tablespoons of minced garlic
5 tablespoons of nuts. Normally it is pine nuts, but in this recipe I used macadamias, cashews and pecans. You can use any type!
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup of thrive oil
To make the pesto, combine everything into a blender or food processor and blend. Add olive oil and salt to taste and for desired thickness.