Baked Fish Filets with Sunkist Roasted Lemon, Artichoke and Basil Pesto Recipe

Baked Fish Filets with Sunkist Roasted Lemon, Artichoke and Basil Pesto Recipe Image

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Best with Sunkist® Lemons
 
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This recipe can be used with several kinds of fish or try with poultry. Baked Fish Filets with Sunkist Roasted Lemon, Artichoke and Basil Pesto is delicious in addition to being healthy and easy to make. The lemon artichoke pesto is delightful; it is undeniably one of the tastiest pestos!

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh fish filets, de-boned (salmon, halibut, trout, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Sunkist® lemon
  • 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, strained
  • 4 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
  • 2 tsp. capers
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds or walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Preparation: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Instructions: (Makes 4 servings)

  • Using a microplane or fine grater, remove the zest from the lemon and set aside. Cut the ends off the lemon and discard. Thinly slice the lemon into rings removing all seeds and layer the lemon slices in a glass baking dish.
  • Spread the artichoke hearts, garlic cloves and capers on top of the lemon slices, season lightly with salt and pepper. Drizzle half the olive oil (1/4 cup) over dish and place in the oven for approximately 25 minutes or until slightly browned and roasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Scrape the ingredients from the dish into a food processor, do not rinse or wash the dish. In the same baking dish, arrange the fish filets and lightly coat the top of each with olive oil. Place the fish in the oven for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, add the lemon zest, parmesan cheese, toasted nuts, honey and red pepper to the food processor. Purée on high speed while slowly drizzling in the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Add the basil and parsley to the processor and purée until well combined, season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • To Serve: Top each filet with the pesto and serve.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories 520; Total Fat 39g; Saturated Fat 6g; % Calories from Fat 67%; % Calories from Saturated Fat 10%; Cholesterol 60mg; Carbohydrate 20g; Dietary Fiber 2.5g; Sodium 410mg; Protein 28g