Kent and I came up with this basic fish recipe today and both agreed that it was the best fish we’ve ever had, including what we’ve eaten in restaurants. This is quite amazing, considering we only just recently began eating more fish (Kent never used to like it much), and whenever we tried it in the past, I always bombed miserably. (Read about my very first success with fish fried in tallow.) After making pesto Saturday, we were both still in the mood for more…wait until you take in the aroma, and when you taste it, you’ll be amazed at the perfect blend of flavors with the fish. It’s got ZERO carbs, too! This is something I only just realized, hours after eating it, that’s how good it was.
Fried fish with lemon garlic pesto
- 6 pieces of your favorite fish (find safe, healthy seafood here)
- One batch of fresh basil pesto
- butter, pastured butter is best
Put plenty of butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and while butter melts, give each piece of fish a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper and place in hot skillet. (Next time I may try baking it in a generously buttered pan…this way you wouldn't have to stand over the stove and could make more of it for a bigger crowd much more easily.)
While the fish cooks, make your pesto.
Once the fish is done, place a spoonful of pesto on each piece of fish and serve. So simple! If you try it, let us know what you think. 🙂
–We've also tried this with shrimp and it was just as tasty!
–You could also use a breading on your fish to make it crispy, just follow the instructions at this chicken strips recipe.
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