16 ounces white-fleshed fish fillet, 2 fillets approx. 6-8 ounces each
This parsley pesto is called "persillade," from the French word for parsley ("persil"). Usually a mix of chopped parsley and garlic, I bulked mine up with breadcrumbs.
No food processor? Chop the parsley and garlic and stir other ingredients well to combine.
Try it on toasted whole-wheat bread, steamed vegetables, roast lamb or chicken, too.
Pesto: Place the parsley in a small food processor and pulse 6-8 times. Add the remaining ingredients and process until a thick sauce forms. (Sauce will keep in a sealed container for up to one week.)
Fish: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a cast iron skillet over high heat. Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Lightly spritz the fish on both sides with non-stick cooking spray. Once the skillet is hot, add the fish to the pan. Cook for 2-3 mintues per side. Top each portion of fish with 1/4 cup of pesto. Transfer the pan to the oven for 5 minutes to warm the sauce. Remember that the pan's handle will get hot in the oven!
Makes 1 cup sauce, 1/4 cup per serving; about 3 ounces cooked fish per serving.
Why do people review or make comments about a recipe they haven't tried? It makes no sense to me because there are so many comments to wade through on a lot of recipes and they are not helpful. That said, we thought the recipe was okay. half of us liked i and half said they didn't like the pesto
I really liked this! Unfortunately, my grocery store and my garden were out of parsley (I know, how often does that happen?), so I asked the store's local chef and he advised me to substitute some fresh baby spinach (for consistency) and preserved fresh parsley in a tube. I had cod and I loved it!
Sorry, but we didn't like this :( I'm not sure why it was made with parsley instead of basil, but I won't be doing that again--it was lacking any of the sweet freshness of basil and just tasted sharp and unpleasant. It mellowed a little in the oven, but not enough.
Gonna make this tonight; I am loving finding different types of PESTO recipes and I appreciated knowing that there is a difference between curly and flat parsley with the flat being the preferred pesto ingredient! going to mix it with pasta!
I didn't have enough parsley, so went 50-50 with basil. The pesto was very tasty. I served it on salmon and found it to be delicious. Not wanting to heat up the kitchen, I used my toaster/broiler to cook it. One of the best way to eat salmon the we have found.
I just made the pesto a couple of days ago, but I added some basil to it and three cloves of garlic instead of one, we love garlic at our house! I didn't have lemon the last time I made this and used a lime instead! It's a great tasting topping for fish and other proteins too.
Why do people comment on a recipe when using a different main ingredient?! So frustrating and a waste of time reading those posts. Let's please discourage comments if using a different main ingredient...or why comment if you haven't tried it yet? "rate a recipe" if you have tried it.
Nice to see a pesto recipe that I would like to try. I'm not very keen on basil, but we both like parsley occasionally. Interesting to see ?hand-diced over the fish in the photo rather than processor sauce!