Drewton’s Baked Pesto Salmon

Main courseServes 4

For a super simple lunch that’s as easy to prepare as it is tasty, try this Baked Pesto Salmon recipe from the team at Drewton’s Farm Shop near South Cave.  Using delicious homemade pesto which is so much tastier than the readymade alternative, spread this luscious paste across thick salmon fillets and serve with seasonal veg and chilled white wine for a scrumptious yet speedy summer meal.


50g basil leaves

150g pine nuts, toasted as below

1 lemon

50g grated parmesan

100ml olive oil

balsamic glaze

salt and pepper

50g breadcrumbs

4 salmon fillets


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C (gas mark 5)
  1. In a food processor, blend the basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, the zest of the lemon, parmesan, a generous slug of olive oil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze until it becomes a nice thick chunky paste. Add more oil if necessary.
  1. Place the salmon in an oven dish and spread the pesto over the top of each fillet and sprinkle a generous covering of breadcrumbs over the tops. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the salmon is cooked and the breadcrumbs are golden.
  1. Serve with new potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a glass of chilled white wine in the garden.