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 olives, 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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hannahcara
21st Oct, 2016
3.8
Made this last night and really enjoyed it. My boyfriend really liked it aswell and he doesn't even like olives! (I accidentally missed out the capers though, whoops)
minniep93
24th Aug, 2016
This was great. Swapped the olives for garlic! Lovely :)
x-x-x-faerie-x-x-x
29th Jun, 2015
5.05
This is delicious! All of us liked it including my two year old and my pesto hating husband - yummy!
cakeanyone
30th Jun, 2012
1.05
Very disappointing. Flavours were really strange. I'm not sure why they didn't work but will not make again.
karyn-betty
21st Jun, 2012
5.05
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
5th May, 2012
3.05
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
1st Apr, 2012
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
12th Feb, 2012
4.05
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
31st Jan, 2012
5.05
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
13th Jan, 2012
Very tasty! I tried this last night using the sun dried tomato option, lovely :-)

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