Pan-Seared Opakapaka with Macadamia Nut Pesto

Pan-seared Opakapaka With Macadamia Nut Pesto Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Published in the West Hawaii Today.

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4 4-ounce
opakapaka fillets
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil
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

How to Make Pan-Seared Opakapaka with Macadamia Nut Pesto


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

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About Pan-Seared Opakapaka with Macadamia Nut Pesto

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

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