4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 1/2 tablespoons basil sauce)
1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
4 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 (6-ounce) cod fillets
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Combine basil, broth, cheese, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and garlic in a small bowl.
Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add fish; sauté 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fish with the basil mixture.
Excellent go-to recipe for a quick fish dish. Great with any mild white fish! I always serve fresh lemon along with cooked fish, so that could have enhanced the flavor above and beyond the base recipe. Also, I doubled the ingredients for the pesto (all but the cheese) for 4 servings to make sure there was enough so that each bite of fish had plenty of sauce (and because making a tiny batch of pesto in my large food processor is almost impossible).
The basil sauce is the standout in this recipe! I agree with other reviews - go easy on the garlic, it really stands out. Other than that it is a very easy, quick, healthy and delicious meal. It will definitely become part of my personal recipe book.