Pesto & olive-crusted fish

Pesto & olive-crusted fish

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A great way to pep up fish for a healthy, quick, mid-week meal.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
219
protein
30g
carbs
17g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
1.14g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp green pesto
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 10 green olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 85g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the pesto, lemon zest and olives together, then stir in the breadcrumbs.
  2. Lay the fish fillets on a baking tray, skinside down, then press the crumbs over the surface of each piece. Bake in the oven for 10-12 mins until the fish is cooked through and the crust is crisp and brown.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2007

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cakeanyone's picture
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Very disappointing. Flavours were really strange. I'm not sure why they didn't work but will not make again.

karyn-betty's picture
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This recipe was quick and easy. I made pesto from scratch using chilli oil and this added a little kick to the dish. Was really lovely with a sweet potato and spinach salad.

ruthy10's picture
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I made this for the first time last night as a quick meal and quick it was. Im not a fan of olives but added them anyway, or a fan of lemon with fish but went with it and really enjoyed the dish, however i may reduce the amount of lemon zest next time.

bicolana's picture

Tried this with a little chopped bird eye chilli. it lifts it to another level. You can adjust the heat to suit your pallet.

thebraininjane's picture
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Totally forgot the lemon rind! But it was still lovely without. We tried it with the pesto rosso and the sun dried tomatoes. It was lovely!

chops100's picture
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Worked a treat and really livened up plain white fish. Followed recipe exactly but used red pesto. Served with roasted veg and green salad. Tasty.

amandam36's picture

Very tasty! I tried this last night using the sun dried tomato option, lovely :-)

libby0's picture
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Delicious and very easy. I used cheap frozen fish and I was amazed by how good it tasted. The children loved it too!

sophiecritchley's picture
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Very easy for a mid-week meal, and tasty too! I also served it with roasted veg and couscous.

evelynjcooper's picture
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A hit in our household, will be repeating.

bowen192's picture
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Yum!

joanna1972's picture
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Absolutely loved this, so simple to make and quick too. Served it with new potatoes and a salad of finely sliced fennel, cabbage and courgettes with lemon and olive oil dressing.

phoenixshonour's picture
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Even my fish-hating parter liked this one! I wasn't a fan of the olives, but they worked pretty well in this dish. I added extra lemon juice to the breadcrumb mix to make it 'stick' better, and it tasted really nice.

chris1976x's picture
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I cooked this a while back, I must of messed it up becuase it was horrible! I think i tried to coat the whole fish and the bread was soggy, the top didnt risp up like I wanted to so it was absolutely discusting.
Loved the idea of it so may give it another go buy do it properly next time.

bonbon-1975's picture
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This was a lovely recipe - really easy and quick to make so great for a healthy mid week meal!! Like others I didnt bother to use the olives but it tasted great anyway - even the kids had clean plates!! lol! will defenetly use this recipe again & I'll try the alternative option too to see how that goes!! Top marks!! :-)

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Tried the alternative "Add Colour" ingredients above. Really lovely and very quick and tasty.

psamiad1's picture
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Disappointingly bland

tinahame's picture
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my god this is good. I make my own pesto and serve with the homemade chips that are on this site! This will feature once a week in our house - the kids also like it...bonus!

jennyrapti's picture
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very tasty and easy to prepare!

fashionista25's picture
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Really nice. Similar texture to fish i breadcrumbs, but tastier and healthier! Served with chips and salad. Also an easy recipe to halve and make for 2 (what i did) or even for one.

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