Pesto Fish with Pine Nuts Recipe
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Pesto Fish with Pine Nuts Recipe

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I love fish and Italian flavors are my favorites. This recipe gives cod a little bit of a different treatment. —Valery Anderson, Sterling Heights, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 envelopes pesto sauce mix, divided
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with scant 3 tablespoons pesto sauce: 560 calories, 39g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1522mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. Prepare one envelope pesto sauce mix according to package directions; set aside. Sprinkle fillets with remaining pesto mix, patting to help adhere.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fillets; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese and pine nuts. Serve with pesto sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Pesto Fish with Pine Nuts in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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