Baked Fish with Olive Pesto

Aired June 30, 2013

1 cup basil
1 cup parsley
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, peeled and grated or pasted
1/2 cup pitted good quality green olives
Zest and juice of 1 small lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges
3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds or pine nuts
1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
About 1/2 cup EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
4 6- to 8-ounce filets white sustainable fish such as cod, haddock or halibut

Combine basil, parsley, garlic, olives, lemon zest and juice, nuts, cheese, EVOO and salt and pepper in a food processor; process into pesto.

Heat oven to 400F. Place a rack in the center of the oven.

In a bowl, combine pesto with breadcrumbs.

Arrange fish on a nonstick or parchment-lined baking sheet. Top fish with breadcrumbs and bake until firm and cooked through, and the breadcrumbs have browned.

Serve with lemon wedges and side of pasta.

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