Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto

Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Grated lemon rind and juice lend tartness to the pesto that enhances the natural flavors of this simple grilled fish.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 tablespoon pesto)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 3 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 283
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fat 13 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 6.3 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 38.7 g
Carbohydrate 1.4 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 363 mg
Calcium 195 mg


4 (6-ounce) halibut or other firm white fish fillets
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup firmly packed basil leaves
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1. Prepare grill.

2. Place fillets on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cover and grill 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

3. While fish grills, combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, basil, and remaining 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until finely minced. Serve grilled fish over pesto.


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Oxmoor House

April 2009
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