Do you try the sample food at the grocery store? John and I were walking through Yokes the other day and they had a sample of fish. Normally John would not try fish because he gets worried about how it was cooked but this time he went with it. I am pretty sure the pesto was calling his name. After the first bite he turned to me and said we have to make this!
Thankfully they were passing out recipe cards so we could pick up what we needed. As an added bonus the white fish was on sale and only cost a couple of bucks to pick up! WOOHOO!!! I get a bit nervous some times trying new recipes when the ingredients are crazy expensive.
I have to say this may be one of the easiest fish recipes I have made. We had most of the ingredients at home already so that made it super quick and easy.
I really wish this Pesto Crusted Fish would have photographed better. I am not sure how to make it not look like a pile of green goop on a bed of rice. All I can say is John absolutely loved it. He said it was super flaky and tasted amazing.
Pesto Crusted Fish
2 White Fish Fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
1 clove Garlic, Minced
1 Teaspoon Basil Pesto
1 1/2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Grease a Baking Sheet and place fish in the dish
Salt and squeeze lemon over the fillets.
3. In a bowl, mix Parmesan Cheese, Garlic, Basil Pesto and mayonnaise.
4. Spoon the mixture over the fish fillets using all of the mixture
5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until fish is firm and crust is browning
I doubled the recipe for pesto and Parmesan cheese. These are two of Johns favorite things so I knew he would love having the fish completely coated in pesto.