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Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 tablespoon pesto)
Grated lemon rind and juice lend tartness to the pesto that enhances the natural flavors of this simple grilled fish.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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