Foil Baked Fish with Pistachio Basil Chunky Pesto

Since I’m going back home soon, I’m trying to clean some of the perishable food items I have in the fridge, which means I’m coming up with recipes :D LOTS OF THEM


Today’s recipe is oven baked fish with chunky pesto. All you need is the following:

- A fresh fillet of your favorite fish. I had the skin on
- Fresh Basil
- 1 Clove of garlic
- Pistachios (freshly grounded)
- 1 tbs of olive oil
- A squeeze of lemon or vinegar
- A pinch of salt



- Start with preheating the oven. (175 C)
- Roughly chop the basil and mix it with all the other ingredients
- Clean the fillet and place it on a sheet of foil. Spread the chunky pesto on top then wrap it like a tent, not leaving any room to breathe basically :)
- Bake it for 15 minutes and serve it with rice

- For extra flavor, try adding slices of lemons on top of the pesto
- You can rub the fish with any type of spice like paprika for example

That’s it!

Bon appetit,

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5 thoughts on “Foil Baked Fish with Pistachio Basil Chunky Pesto

  1. Pingback: Foiled Baked Fish with Pistachio Basil Chunky Pesto « Blogs Updates

  2. Hi Basma,
    I am a single student abroad with no experience in cooking! Recently I was experimenting in the kitchen using المقلة/الشواية العجيبة as mum and most people in Kuwait call it. Anyhow, i grill salmon filet after at least 24 hours of marinating in generous amount of lemon juice (it covers much of the filet) as well as black pepper, garlic powder, herbs and chilli. The final product is either too lemony or tasteless. Any marinade recipe ideas for grilled salmon? Sorry for the lengthy comment.

  3. Hi Ali,

    I’ve never heard of the pan :D bas cool name! Heheh.

    Well, you don’t need a lot of marination or condiments for salmon. Just add freshly cracked black pepper and grill it. Flit it once only and when it’s done, serve it with a squeeze of lemon. If you want to go fancy try this:

    Soft packed brown sugar
    Spicy brown mustard (make sure it doesn’t have alcohol, try Gulden’s brand)
    Salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

    Marinate it for 20-30 minutes and grill it :)

    Lemme know if you have any question

  4. Your recipe looks delicious. I like baked salmon the best, especially the freshest ones. It is so tasty even on its own! Anyway, my style of grilling means lots of cleaning.

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