Recipe Details

Whitefish with Cilantro Pesto

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: 3-1/2 oz. fish

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.

Name: Amount:
fish fillets such as white fish, scrod, sole or flounder 4 ea
lemon juice, fresh 2 Tbsp
clove garlic, minced 2 ea
cilantro 2 cups
olive oil 1 Tbsp
salt 0.50 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes 0.50 tsp

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


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


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.


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

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 187
Calories from Fat 90
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 68mg
Sodium 353mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 3 Meat Lean1/2 Fat, monounsaturated