Pesto & olive-crusted fish

Pesto & olive-crusted fish

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A great way to pep up fish for a healthy, quick, mid-week meal.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal219
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.14g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp green pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 10 green olive, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 85g fresh breadcrumb
  • 4 white fish fillets, such as cod or haddock

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.

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libby0
9th Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious and very easy. I used cheap frozen fish and I was amazed by how good it tasted. The children loved it too!
sophiecritchley
12th Aug, 2011
5.05
Very easy for a mid-week meal, and tasty too! I also served it with roasted veg and couscous.
evelynjcooper
5th Jun, 2011
5.05
A hit in our household, will be repeating.
bowen192
5th Apr, 2011
5.05
Yum!
joanna1972
13th Feb, 2011
5.05
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
9th Feb, 2011
4.05
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
30th Jan, 2011
1.05
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
27th Jan, 2011
5.05
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
12th Jan, 2011
5.05
Tried the alternative "Add Colour" ingredients above. Really lovely and very quick and tasty.
psamiad1
2nd Sep, 2010
2.05
Disappointingly bland

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