Halibut with Quick Lemon Pesto

Photo: Oxmoor House

Grated lemon rind and juice lend tartness to the pesto that enhances the natural flavors of this simple grilled fish.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 tablespoon pesto)
Recipe from Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 283
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 38.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.4g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 363mg
  • Calcium: 195mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Prepare grill.
  2. 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. 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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