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15 min Baked Pesto Alaska Salmon


This 15-minute pesto alaska salmon recipe is loaded with pesto, cheese, and fresh lemon juice. Its the perfect meal for busy weeknights. My oven baked Salmon with Pesto Crust recipe is going to be your new quick and easy way to cook salmon fillets. You will enjoy this quick and easy recipe, which makes a great midweek meal.

I have collaborated with Alaska Seafood and created 4 quick and fuss-free salmon recipes, that could easily be replicated for a family. I want to bring more awareness to eating healthier and natural fish. You can check out their website here: 


Alaska, the large, sparsely populated state, is one of the world’s largest seafood exporters. Seafood is Alaska’s most valuable renewable resource and is the state’s second-largest industry behind oil/gas, in terms of generated labor income. Commercial fishing and seafood processing are vitally important for rural, coastal communities in Alaska. The industry accounts for roughly a third of all private-sector employment occurring in rural Alaska. Seafood from Alaska is wild, natural and sustainable.

Fish from Alaska swim wild in the icy Pacific Ocean. This freedom to swim and the fish’s natural diet creates superior taste and texture. Wild Alaska seafood is firmer, fitter and a more vibrant fish. Wild Alaska seafood has no artificial coloring, preservatives, pesticides or GMOs. Alaska’s fish live in some of the cleanest waters in the world. Sustainable: Ticking the sustainable box cannot be easier when buying Alaska seafood.


  • 220 gr alaska salmon
  • Pesto sauce ( 2 tbsp )
  • Cheese
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt , pepper




Step 1. Place alaska salmon fillets on to a baking tray lined with the parchment paper. Tap each salmon fillet with a paper towel and make it dry. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. 

Step 2. In a bowl add green pesto, you can also use red pesto if you like and breadcrumbs. Mix everything together until you get a smooth mixture and set aside. In a different bowl, add grated cheese and breadcrumbs, and give it a mix. 

Step 3. Spread pesto mixture over the salmon evenly, and then top it up with cheese breadcrumb mixture. Bake in preheated oven 10-15 min at 200 C / 400 F.  Enjoy with salad, rice or potatoes. 


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