Saturday, August 04, 2012

Cod with Basil Pesto

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. 

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