Parsley Pesto Pollack

I read something the other day that said alliteration is the sign of a struggling writer, but I enjoy using it so struggling writer here I come.  I came up with this recipe while craving fish on the Fed and Fit Project that I reviewed last week.  It’s pretty delicious.  I buy fish by seeing what is fresh and wild caught and then choose from there.  My grocery store claims that everything is sustainably sourced, which I’m not sure I entirely believe but I do trust their labels of farmed vs wild and fresh vs frozen.  Gosh I love fish.  If I didn’t also love every other kind of meat I could totally be a pescatarian.  Fish is the one thing though, that we buy and cook the same night.  I’m fine with letting our other meats go a few days during our weekend grocery store trips but not fish.

Munchkin is pretty into fish too.  She’s tries them all, she definitely likes some more than other and she’s really into fresh sushi.  I think it’s totally awesome that my kid eat sashimi.  The other day we had snow crab legs and I couldn’t peel them fast enough for her.  She housed about 3-4 legs.  It was so cool.  I love watching her enjoy food like we do.  So. Much. Fun.

Always back to the fish.  I had loads of parsley in the house so I made this a parsley pesto which really brightened up the fish. I have a 3-in-one immersion blender/food processor/whisk and this mini food processor is amazing for things like this.  So much easy to clean than normal style food processors and it works great.  It was maybe $60 for the whole set and I’ve been using it for 4-5 years.  So awesome.

After I made the pesto – I slathered it on the fish. So delicious.

Then I served it up with these (carb crack deliciousness and not at all sponsored).

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Without further ado, here’s the recipe.

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Parsley Pesto Pollack
Flaky Fish with a bright pesto
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pesto
Fish
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pesto
Fish
Instructions
Pesto
  1. Combine all ingredients in mini food processor or similar.
  2. Pulse until combined.
  3. Taste test and add any additional lemon or salt as needed.
Fish
  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Rinse and Dry Fish Filet
  4. Season with salt and pepper then sprinkle lemon juice on top.
  5. Cover with pesto.
  6. Put in Oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the fish is flaky and at a temperature of ~145 degrees.
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Enjoy!

Beth

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