Pan-seared Opakapaka With Macadamia Nut Pesto Recipe

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Pan-Seared Opakapaka with Macadamia Nut Pesto

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

Published in the West Hawaii Today.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 4-ounce
opakapaka fillets
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil
5
garlic cloves, minced
2 oz
macadamia nuts
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
fresh basil leaves, washed, stems removed
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat a saute pan with a tablespoon of olive oil.
2
Season fish fillets with kosher salt and fresh pepper; cook until golden brown, turn and put into hot oven.
3
In a food processor or blender container, combine garlic, nuts, cheese, basil leaves and olive oil; pulse to make pesto.
4
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5
Remove fillets from oven and coat with pesto.
6
Place under broiler for 1 to 3 minutes.
7
Serve on rice with vegetables of choice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian