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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.0
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.7 mg
  • Sodium: 99.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 23.8 g

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15-Minute Fish with Parsley Pesto

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
15-Minute Fish with Parsley Pesto

Introduction

We tend to think of herbs as garnishes, but parsley takes a starring role in this fresh pesto. We tend to think of herbs as garnishes, but parsley takes a starring role in this fresh pesto.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Pesto:
    1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves only, chopped
    1 garlic clove, minced
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 lemon, zested and juiced
    2 tablespoons whole-wheat or panko bread crumbs
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    16 ounces white-fleshed fish fillet, 2 fillets approx. 6-8 ounces each

Tips

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.


Directions

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.







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  • Good
    13 of 22 people found this review helpful
    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 - 4/5/12

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    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! - 7/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! So lemony. I thought it would taste of parsley but we were pleasantly surprised. Served it on salmon. - 10/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. I couldnt get parsley and subsituted coriander. All I can say is WOW. - 2/8/12

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  • 8 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I will substitute a handful of walnuts for the breadcrumbs. sounds tasty - 4/5/11

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  • O.K.
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty & easy. Didn't have any parsley, so used what little cilantro & basil I had. Still turned out excellent. - 4/2/12

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I was just looking for a pesto recipe that I had stuff for-had basil instead of parsley and used it in a turkey wrap..yum! Thanks Chef Meg..you have some great recipes! - 3/30/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I tried recipe, I found it absolutely easy and delicious. My family loved it also. This is a keeper. - 8/20/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tasted great. Little heavy on lemon juice flavor, but that is personal preference. - 1/6/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent dish. I used a large lemon. It gave the dish a wonderful flavor! - 12/31/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I served this with pasta. Used walnuts in place of crackers. Delicious and will make it often with my garden parsley. - 12/31/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I Made this, but want to try again. My pesto came out VERY thick and strong. I did like the flavor, but the family, not so much. - 4/21/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great and tasty recipe. Will make again. - 4/5/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    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! - 7/5/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/6/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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. - 4/5/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used two garlic cloves and seasoned Panko crumbs-
    turned out amazing! Definitely a keeper! - 2/18/13

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    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. - 12/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    looks in smells good made this 4 dinner tonight. ;) - 12/12/12

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    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! - 7/14/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very nice! - 12/28/11

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I'm saving this for when I have an abundance of parsley in my garden. - 4/5/11

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  • This was my first time attempting or trying pesto. Didn't care much for the taste of it alone, but once I added it to chicken and cooked it, I think it's a taste that will grow on me. I did add some fresh basil leaves for more flavor. I'm going to try it today with some spaghetti squash. - 10/3/13

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  • Quick and healthy. I made it without the breading and it was still yummy - 8/21/13

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