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pan-seared opakapaka with macadamia nut pesto

Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

Published in the West Hawaii Today.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pan-seared opakapaka with macadamia nut pesto

  • 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

How To Make pan-seared opakapaka with macadamia nut pesto

  • 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.

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