After a long weekend of eating meat, meat and nothing but meat I decided we should try to be a bit healthier. My wife and I took the tot down to Jordan's Lobster Farm and picked up some lemon sole, a dozen clams and a couple of ears of corn. What ensued was Pesto Sole, steamed clams and corn on the cob. Delicious, pretty healthy and relatively light. Serve with a nice cold white wine.
This recipe contains , basil (fresh), garlic, cheese (parmesan), pine nuts, olive oil, salt, , fish (sole), lemons, pesto, salt, black pepper
2 Servings servings
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
- 2 oz fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pine nuts - toasted
- olive oil - approximately 1/4 cup
- salt to taste
- Pesto Sole
- 2 fillets lemon sole, roughly 12 oz's
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4-1/2 cup pesto sauce - fresh made
- 1. Spread pine nuts in a single layer on a foil lined baking tray.
- 2. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Since I was starting from a non-heated toaster oven I went for 6 minutes and it came out just perfect.
- 3. Take out of the oven when just browned and the oils are just releasing.
- 4. Add basil, garlic and pine nuts to a food processor. You can use a blender if you are in a pinch.
- 5. Season with salt and pepper.
- 6. Spin until the ingredients are coarse ground.
- 7. With the food processor running add olive oil until you reach the desired consistency, a nice paste.
- 8. Add the grated cheese in last. Spin very briefly so all the ingredients blend without melting the cheese.
- 9. Grease a foil lined baking sheet big enough for your fillets.
- 10. Wash your fish and pat dry with a paper towel. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each of the fillets and season with salt and pepper.
- 11. Place the fish seasoned side down. Put some pesto on each of the fillets.
- 12. Spread the pesto evenly over the fillets adding pesto where needed.
- 13. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with steamed clams and corn. This is so basic and tasty. It's easy enough to make on any given weekday for a healthy meal, light and not overpowering. Serve with the leftover white wine from the steamed clams and you have a great meal which you can whip up in 20 minutes.