Baked cod with homemade pistachio pesto crust

Baked cod with homemade pistachio pesto crust

The simplest ingredients for one of the most delicious dishes. This dish is so quick and easy, with ingredients that you could pick up from any local supermarket. There’s not a complex carb in sight and it will make little or no impact on your blood sugar but leave you feeling immensely satisfied. I recently made a friend a pistachio pesto courgetti dish, it worked so well that I decided to make this pesto with pistachios too. I find that they are more flavoursome than pine nuts and create a good crispy shell to the cod, they are cheaper too- which is always a bonus


What you need:
For 2 dishes

Preparation times: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

*70g pistachio nuts
*1 packet flat packed basil
*1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil (plus a little extra for greasing the dish)
*2 garlic cloves
*1/2 tsp sea salt
*2 pieces cod


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180°
  • Place the basil (whole leaf), olive oil, salt, garlic and pistachio nuts in to a blender and blitz until broken down with a sauce like texture
  • In to a greased deep-set oven dish place your cod and spread approximately 2 tbsp pesto on to the top of each piece (if you have any left over put it in to the fridge to have with another meal!)
  • Place in to the oven for around 15 minutes until the top has browned and cracked slightly and the cod has cooked through
  • Serve straight away with a side salad, sweet potato chips or sautéed mushrooms









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