Cover baking sheet with parchment paper or with a layer of non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Pat dry the salmon and place it, skin side down, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. If you are using a small oven or a convection oven it may take 1/3 less time. Please check it often. The salmon will change from a bright orange color to pale pink.
Cover generously with the pesto and serve immediately.