1½ cups fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
1½ teaspoons minced garlic
¾ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 4 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
4 salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
• Preheat oven to 400°
• Combine the basil, oil, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, salt and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
• Place the salmon in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Spread 2 tablespoons of the basil mixture over fillets. (Cover and refrigerate remaining mixture for another use.)
• Bake, uncovered, 20-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 2-3 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Serves 4.