Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Fish with Pesto Sauce

Fish with Pesto Sauce recipe


My wife is Odiya and she loves her fish. She makes that wonderful fish in mustard seeds gravy though I am not a big fan of fish with gravy. I like my fish to be pan friend or simply fried. Just few days back I shared the classic Fish & Chips Recipe.

Fish with Pesto Sauce
Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce

I have had some inclination to make continental and European food and made this wonderful Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce. Thought of sharing it with you folks here on my blog, after all, love is when you share.

The star of the dish was the Pesto Sauce which made my hardcore Punjabi food loving mom say WOW! So, you can imagine how good it was! This sauce is full of strong flavor of different herbs and nuts, truly amazing and it is sharp. 

Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce
Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce

Here it is, Pan Fried fish with Pesto Sauce recipe:

Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce


Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce recipe. Amazingly easy and even more amazingly delicious

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Yield: Serves 2

Fish Fillets. Well, you can use any fish that you want which can be filleted and doesn't have those tiny bones. I used Singhara (Cat Fish).
Mixed Dried herbs.
Salt and Pepper.
2-3 tablespoons oil to pan fry the fillets.
Basil leaves.
Mint Leaves
4-5 Garlic cloves
Walnuts. You may use Cashew nut as well if you don't have walnut.
Olive oil.

  1. First, we will make the Pesto sauce and It is very simple.
  2. Mix Basil, Mint leaves, Garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of olive oil, Walnuts, little salt and pepper in a grinder.
  3. Grind it well but not to a fine paste. You should grind it only to the level where you can feel the grains of walnut. It should have a nutty bite.
  4. Your Pesto Sauce is ready. Keep it aside.
  5. Now, season the fillets with Salt, Pepper and Mixed herbs.
  6. Heat oil in the pan. Though make sure oil is not too hot. We will cook it on medium heat else on high heat fish will burn from outside and won't cook from inside.
  7. Sear the fillets and cook for 5 -7 minutes from both sides. Do check how well your fish is done. It should be white and fibery from inside once cooked. If it's pale or off white, its not cooked.
  8. Once done, using a spoon, smear the pesto Sauce on one side while the fish is in the pan. Let it cook for another 2 minutes for the fish to absorb some flavors of the sauce.
  9. Serve it hot.

Now, once you take a bite, I assure you, you will have a totally different warm taste of pesto. The garlic flavor really comes out along with aroma of basil. Serve it to your guests at home and they will go bonkers.

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  1. Ketaki Keluskar2 March 2015 at 03:43

    Wow !! Dis looks simply awesome.. Lookin frward to more sch fish fillet Continental recipes frm u..

  2. Well, thanks a lot Ketaki. I am glad you liked it. Will definitely be posting more recipes like this.


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