Pesto doesn't always have to be of the Italian variety. In this dinner recipe, the pesto is Asian-inspired--full of mint, parsley, lemongrass, and ginger. Served with wild salmon satay and brown rice, this dish will please everyone at the table.
Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
Equipment: Twelve 6-inch wooden skewers
Serving Size: 4 ounces salmon, 1/2 cup cooked rice, and 2 tablespoons pesto
401 calories; protein 27.3g; carbohydrates 30.4g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 0.9g; fat 18.5g; saturated fat 2.4g; cholesterol 62mg; vitamin a iu 815.3IU; vitamin c 13.2mg; folate 55.1mcg; calcium 56.5mg; iron 2.4mg; magnesium 96.8mg; potassium 808.6mg; sodium 412.1mg.