Maybe I shouldn't review this because I used some store bought pesto that needed to be used up. I also grilled the tilapia and used angel hair pasta in place of the orzo. It is difficult to get my family to be enthusiastic about fish, but this dish got thumbs up.
I used tilapia when I couldn't get red snapper, but it was a colorful, tasty dish. The pesto livens up the appearance of the white fish and adds a bit of depth with the tomatoes. I used whole wheat orzo to add just a bit of flavor.
I just made this dish last night as a quick weeknight meal, and we LOVED it! We used a different (in season) whitefish and I pan seared it in lieu of broil due to thickness (it was a thinner cut of fish), but otherwise made the pesto as prescribed - extremely yummy! We also skipped the orzo to go with garlic bread instead, which I think was a great idea in hindsight since the extra pesto on top of the bread made this a wonderful meal. Serve with steamed green beans - it's ready in ~20 minutes total from start to finish. This is a keeper; enjoy!
Really loved the pesto! Would definitely make again.
The only change I made was to use quartered grape tomatoes, and saute them for a few minutes until they start to break down before mixing in with the pesto. This made a really nice sauce. I also used bulgur wheat instead of orzo.