Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Baked Parmesan Fish with Green Pesto

Parmesan Fish with Coriander Pesto

I have a huge crush on fancy dishes. But for daily life I rely on simple easy to cook dishes. They are efficient and always saves your ass. I don’t follow any kind of diet or restriction; in fact I don’t believe in that. I live on the simple logic of life. Eat, Work, Love!

Baked Parmesan Fish with Green Pesto

Talking about love and not mentioning fish! That would be totally rude! If you offer me fish three times a day I’m still game. The only reason you won’t find many fish recipes in my blog is my bloody place. I don’t get good and fresh fish regularly around here. And I’m too lazy to waste one evening to go to the bigger fish market far from my home. Once in a while I get there to calm down my ‘fishy hunger’.

Baked Fish with Green Pesto

Though I get plenty of fresh ideas of fancy fish dishes most of the time I end up having them crispy fried due to lack of patience. So when I got good fish this time I was sure to make crispy spicy fried fish. And this time I even had a healthier and tastier version of fish: Baked Parmesan Fish with Green Pesto. The parmesan fish is enough to make me salivating; but when it gets the touch of Green Coriander Pesto with Chili Lime kick, I think I’m ready to go to the fish market again and again. And finally it’s baked; not deep fried not even stir fried.

Baked Parmesan Fish with Green Pesto Recipe:

Parmesan Fish with Green Pesto

Preparation Time: 05 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Resting Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield:  4 servings


White fish fillet: 500g
Green pesto: 1 cup
Parmesan cheese: 1/3 cup
Breadcrumb: ½ cup
Flour: 2 tbsp
Paprika: 1 tsp
Egg: 2
Salt to taste (cheese had enough salt for me so I skipped this)

To serve:
Potato wedges
Sour cream


Mixing bowls
Nonstick baking pan


Clean fish and wash carefully and cut into rectangular pieces. Make sure there is no bone at all in fillets. Marinate the fillets in ½ cup pesto for 15 mins.

Beat eggs lightly in a clean & dry mixing bowl. Dip marinated fish fillets in the beaten egg.

Mix parmesan cheese & breadcrumbs in another bowl. Add rest of the ingredients in the mixture and mix thoroughly. Coat the egg coated fish fillet with the breadcrumb mixture well on both sides.

Arrange the fillets in a greased nonstick baking pan. Preheat the oven at 1800C and bake the fillets for 20 mins at same temperature or until fish is flaky and nicely done.

Remove the pan from oven and serve immediately with extra pesto and sour cream. French fries or potato wedges complement this dish perfectly.

Parmesan Baked Fish with Coriander Pesto


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  1. Amazing baked fish with greem pesto. Beautiful click dear.

  2. this is awesome!nice sharing...but may i know why we need to dip the fillet into the beaten eggs? @@

    1. Thank you Connie. The beaten egg will hold the crumb coating. You can substitute the egg with olive oil or flour batter (eggless tempura batter) if you want :)

  3. I can feel the harmony between the ingredients. It's rare to see fish recipes that makes people drool literally with just pictures!

  4. Your clicks are mind blowling Rimli. Love the way this dish is presented & love to dig in.

  5. Love this, makes me want to make it this weekend! thanks for sharing at Talking Tuesday Over the Fence

  6. I love fish, but this recipe is better than any recipes I have! I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!


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