Fish with Pesto Butter

Looking for a simple dinner? How about Fish with Pesto Butter? Yum! Also works fantastic with our Roasted Garlic & Herb Olive Oil Blend or Dill-icious Dip Mix!
Serves 4. Ingredients
For the Pesto butter:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 package Pesto Olive Oil Blend from Gourmet Creations.
For the Fish
a drizzle of olive oil
4 portions 6 to 8 ounces each of any firm fleshed fish: such as Halibut, Grouper, Sea Bass, Salmon or Tilapia, salt and freshly ground black pepper
First make the Pesto butter. Place the butter in the bowl and add package of Pesto dip mix. Mix well with a hand mixer until thoroughly blended. Scrape the butter onto plastic wrap and roll into a sausage shape and chill in the fridge until needed.
For the fish; season both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper add the olive oil to a non-stick frying pan. When the pan is hot, add the fish, skin-side down first, and cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish, without moving it around at all. This will ensure the skin doesn’t stick to the pan.
While the fish is cooking, remove the butter from the fridge and slice off eight discs with a hot knife (using a hot knife creates a clean cut).
Turn the fish over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or so, until the fillet is cooked but still slightly translucent flesh in its center. This slight ‘undercooking’ keeps the fish moist and tender.
To serve, lay the fillets on warm serving plates and top with a slice or two of Pesto butter. Enjoy!


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