With all the warm summer weather we’ve been having, we decided to have halibut al fresco. As always, I wanted to try something new and explore other recipes. This pesto and parmesan crusted halibut was tasty. We both agreed that in the future it may be even better with chicken. Enjoy!
PARMESAN PESTO HALIBUT
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
zest and juice of one lemon
1/4 cup basil pesto (homemade or prepared)
4 4-oz halibut fillets
1. Preheat oven to 450 and line baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Meanwhile, combine panko and Parmesan cheese in small bowl. In another small bowl, stir lemon zest into basil pesto.
3. Arrange halibut fillets in single layer on baking sheet, patting dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper, and spread about 1 tbsp pesto over each piece of fish. Press the Parmesan-panko mixture over pesto.
4. Cook fish until tops turn golden-brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 to 12 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over fish and serve immediately.
Recipe from Pink Parsley