Whitefish with Cilantro Pesto Recipe

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Looking for an easy Whitefish with Cilantro Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Whitefish with Cilantro Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 4 servings



Cilantro pesto adds marvelous color and flavor to mild-flavored whitefish. Using cilantro instead of more traditional basil in the pesto sauce induces a lively, pungent fragrance. From the American Diabetes Association. white fish, scrod, sole or flounder, lemon juice, clove garlic, cilantro, olive oil, salt, crushed red pepper flakes cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Whitefish with Cilantro Pesto

12 ounces whitefish fillets (15223) such as scrod, sole or flounder, cooked per recipe, net from 1 pound fresh
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 clove garlic, minced
2 cups cilantro
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Recipe Directions for Whitefish with Cilantro Pesto

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a shallow baking dish with nonstick pan spray.

  2. Sprinkle the fish with lemon juice and place in the dish.

  3. Mince the garlic in a food processor or blender. Add the cilantro; process until minced. Add the oil, salt, and pepper flakes; process until well mixed. (Alternatively, mince the garlic and cilantro by hand; stir in the oil, salt, pepper until well blended.

  4. Spread the pesto evenly over the fish. Bake 10 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Serve hot.

Categories

Fish, Main Dish, American, Bake, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 106.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
183
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
407mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
1.5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
21.1g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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