Basil is so abundant this time of year in the garden. Here is a delicious recipe for basil pesto that goes perfect on top of flaky cod. Any remaining pesto can be frozen for later use!
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups basil leaves
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 - 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbl olive oil
- 1/8 cup chicken broth
- 1 lb cod (or other white flaky fish)
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pesto ingredients into a food processor and pulse until thick but completely pureed. Place the fish in a baking dish lightly drizzled with olive oil. Smear the pesto onto the fish in an even thin layer (you can go as thick or thin as you like, I had about 3 tablespoons of pesto leftover). Top with bread crumbs and bake for about 20 minutes or until fish is flaky.
You can also cook the fish over a grill. Preheat grill to medium heat and place fish into a heavy skillet with a lid. Bake covered for about the same amount of time removing lid for the remaining 5 minutes to allow bread crumbs to crisp.