Salmon, Red Pesto & Asparagus

The mayonnaise holds together the pesto sauce and makes it an ideal topping without being overpowering. I like the subtle flavour of red pesto, based on tomatoes, but this works equally well with basil pesto.

Category:  Midweek Express  - 


For 4 people


  • 4 fillets of salmon
  • 4 tsp pesto - tomato or basil
  • 4 tsp mayonnaise
  • 4 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 4 slices Serrano ham

Salmon, Red Pesto & Asparagus Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment.
  3. 1. Skin and pin-bone the salmon. Place side-by-side on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. 2. In a small bowl mix together the pesto and mayonnaise. Divide equally between the salmon fillets, spreading neatly down the centre of each.
  5. 3. Place a spear of asparagus on top of the pesto coated salmon then wrap with a slice of Serrano ham, taking care to tuck away the join.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes in the pre-heated oven.