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BBQ Salmon, Broccoli & Pesto | domestic god(ish)

domestic god(ish) cecyjI’m a lucky mom to have kids that are pretty open to trying a variety of foods.  But this dish surprised even me.  My trick to “good eaters” has been constantly reintroducing foods and asking the kiddos to help me prepare meals when they originally say they don’t like something.  My little sous chefs always want to try the finished product of meals they’ve helped make.  My husband and I concocted this flavorful and healthy salmon dish and it’s now in constant rotation.  Enjoy.

Serves 4

Pesto Ingredients:
2 bunches washed fresh basil
¼ cup pine nuts
2/3 cup olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove
Sea Salt to taste
 
Pesto Prep:
Blend all pesto ingredients in Cuisinart Mini-Prep until smooth
Place Pesto in refrigerator to chill
 
Remaining Ingredients:
4 Salmon filets
1 bunch broccoli, trimmed and cut into small pieces
1 lemon
Olive Oil
2 packages Trader Joe’s frozen organic brown rice or 4 cups brown rice of choice.
 
Salmon Prep:
Preheat BBQ for high heat, treat grill with nonstick spray or olive oil
Drizzle Salmon with olive oil
Place the salmon on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, until fish is just barely opaque throughout
Unlike my BBQ chicken recipe, you do need to watch the salmon so you do not overcook
Remove salmon from grill and squeeze ½ fresh lemon over salmon
 
Broccoli Prep:
Drizzle olive oil in sauté pan and heat to medium
Add broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is bright green
Move heat to high and quickly brown tips of broccoli
Squeeze remaining lemon over broccoli
Remove from heat and serve over prepared salmon, rice, and pesto
 
Rice Prep:
Heat rice as instructed