Cod with Pesto Sauce

Cod with Pesto

Cod with Pesto

Cod is an inexpensive fish that is typically easy to find fresh in the market. It cooks up quickly and this is a meal that you can have on the table in no time… especially if you have the pesto sauce made already.

For the Pesto ~ if you don’t have pine nuts, no problem! I have successfully made delicious pesto sauce using almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or even sunflower seeds.

This recipe serves 2.

For Pesto Sauce:
2 bunches of fresh Basil (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/3 cup Pine Nuts
5 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Olive Oil, or more until desired consistency is reached

For Fish:
2 large pieces of Cod
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
a dash of Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Spaghetti, cooked according to package directions

For Pesto Sauce:
Add the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, salt and pepper into the food processor.
Pulse a few times.
Add in some olive oil and pulse some more.
Continue to add in olive oil until you get a nice thick consistency.
Taste and add more salt and pepper, if desired.
Set aside.
Now is a good time to get your pasta cooking!

For the Fish:
Place olive oil in a large saute pan on medium heat.
When pan is hot add the cod (bottom side down).
Season top with a little salt, pepper, and a dash of Italian Seasoning.
After a few minutes, turn fish over and continue to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through.

To plate: Put a serving of pasta on the plate and top it with some pesto. Center one piece of fish on the pasta and place a spoonful of pesto on the fish. Enjoy right away!

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2 Responses to Cod with Pesto Sauce

  1. Ally says:

    Helena…always have some pesto on hand! I like that you sub for the pine nuts, too…those littl’ suckers can be pricey in comparison to walnuts, etc.!! You always make it sooooooooooooooo easy…xoxo Ally :)

  2. daniel says:

    i love pine nuts though ….
    i bet that asparagus soup would go great with the organic baked better bread you mentioned!?! check out their webpage for ideas on what to add to your delicious baking adventures…

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