How to make it

  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Add half of the spinach, cover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring until wilted, 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Drain, rinse with cold water and squeeze to extract the excess liquid.
  • Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining spinach.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a food processor, combine the basil, bread crumbs, bacon, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and garlic and finely chop.
  • With the machine on, add the extra-virgin olive oil in a steady stream until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread a rounded tablespoon of the pesto evenly on the skinned side of each salmon fillet.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add 3 of the salmon fillets, pesto side down, and cook over moderately high heat without turning until the pesto is browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Carefully invert the fillets into a large baking dish.
  • Repeat with the remaining 3 salmon fillets
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the salmon is just cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 3 Tablespoons olive oil.
  • Add the shallot and cook over moderately high heat for 1 minute.
  • Add the spinach, season with salt and pepper and toss until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Set each salmon fillet in the center of a warmed platre, pesto side up. Arrange the spinach around the fish and serve with lemon wedges.

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    " It was excellent "
    grumblebee ate it and said...
    yummers! i love salmon and cant wait to try this... :)
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    Thank-you for sharing such a wonderful combination of flavors for a delightful Salmon "5"FORK!!!!!
    Recipe...! I am sure All who eat it will agree with me that it is a Winner!
    ~ * ~ mjcmcook ~ * ~
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