Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust

Kalyn's KitchenReviews(17)
Grace: "Made it with Chilean Seabass and used pistachios…" Read More


  • 2 whitefish fillets (about 6 oz. each, I used halibut but you could use cod, tilapia, grouper, or any mild white fish)
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic (finely, 1 garlic clove)
  • 1 teaspoon basil pesto sauce (I used purchased pesto)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayo (use regular or light mayo, not fat-free)
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Grace 17 days ago
Made it with Chilean Seabass and used pistachios instead of pine nuts - however I only had salted pistachios which made the topping a little too salty otherwise great recipe, super easy and will definitely make it again
Amanda D. 23 days ago
This was pretty good fish. I found it to be a bit heavy though and I eat fish for a lighter meal. But all in all a pleasant experience.
Vedika M 28 Jun
We didn't have mayo so we used burger mayonnaise. It turned out amazing! We we really loved this one!
Bernie C. 21 Jun
easy to make and good taste.
Ana M. 7 Jun
Super tasty and easy to make!
Al b. 21 May
Love this. Used philadelphia light instead of mayonnaise but followed everything else. Absolutely delicious. Have made it twice already!
Gael C. 5 May
This was so yummy. I used mackerel and it was lovely and moist.
Kerri 13 Apr
Husband and I loved this dish so easy to knock up on a Friday night after a busy work week with a quick salad. Restaurant quality taste yet so simple! 👌
Paola R. 30 Mar
Delicious and super easy! I used pistachios instead of pine nuts, but it turned out amazing. *Cooked for 20min not 10-15.
Carol B. 9 Mar
Great. Make it regularly with Mahi-mahi from Costco
Pete 3 Mar
It was good only thing is the cook time for the fish isn’t accurate I used swai filets and needed about ten more minutes cook time everyone who had it said they liked it. will make again
Lorrainne 23 Jan
Though it would be tastier but pretty darn good!
Barbara D. 27 May 2017
This recipe is not difficult to make except for grinding the pine nuts. I use a coffee/spice grinder, but pine nuts tend to be greasy, so cleanup is challenging. Using a mortar and pestle might be a better choice, but take significantly more work. Outcome is tasty. I've made it with halibut and salmon. Will try cod next.
Josh G. 19 Mar 2017
Good. Used pistasio and was yum Used same recipe last time with a rack of lamb Cooked for easy 15 to let the nuts crisp
Adriana 9 Oct 2016
Delicious and very simple recipe! Used snapper which worked out really well. Also used tasty cheese instead of Parmesan :) yum
haley s. 20 Jun 2016
Delicious and easy! Needed to make a little extra pine nut spread to cover all the fish but overall great recipe!
C K. 19 Oct 2015
I thought this was fantastic and easy! I didn't have any pinenuts but I'm sure it would be even better with them. Will definately make again.