Friday, April 15, 2011

Pesto Pollock

Pollock pairs well with Pesto.

I've only liked fish for about 11 years. I blame my new found tastes for things entirely on my 11 year old. I was pregnant with him when my taste buds did a 180 on me.  All of these things I had greatly disliked now were things I could tolerate.  Not just tolerate, I craved them.  Pregnancy has a way of doing that to us mamas. Hormones.

Wild Pollock seems to be a popular fish at my local food store. 

I'm wondering how the disaster in Japan will affect the wild fish markets. So sad.

This time I bought a lotta fish.  I just have to suck it up sometimes and come to grips that big boys equal big bucks at the food store.  It helps that I'm not buying boxes of prepared food so I can spend my money on whole foods, fresh foods, living foods.

Last time I made fish there wasn't enough to go around.  That ain't cool in our house.

So lots of fish.

Lightly salt the fish with some sea salt.

In case ya missed it, I posted about how easy it is to make spinach basil pesto yesterday (here.)

I'm all about quick and easy.  I just don't want to spend ALL of my time in the kitchen cooking.  I'd rather eat it.  Most folks are on the go these days.  That doesn't mean you have to order out or eat out all the time.

I understand busy. I have 3 out of 4 boys playing sports. Between practices and games, I sometimes don't know whether I'm coming or going.  I've decided to make dinner beforehand, pack it up, and eat it alfresco! It's a picnic every evening somewhere.

Let the oven do all the work while you change out of your work clothes into your comfy ones.

Spread the pesto generously over the raw fish.

Go ahead, use your fingers.

Bake for 20-25 minutes on 350 degrees (F) or till the fish flakes.  It depends a bit on the kind of fish you use and it's thickness.

I wedged a fork in there and checked it out.

The smell is amazing.  Hot basil and fish.

Steamy deliciousness.

Of course you could use chicken or turkey if you don't eat fish. 

There's just something really good about hot pesto.  It reaches a whole new level of flavor. Another platform. Another story.

Try it. Tonight.
The Lunch Lady

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Ok. I've got basil pesto (on sale) and I've got pollock. I am trying this tonight!!