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For this baked basa fillet recipe, I made my own homemade pesto with walnuts, olives and spinach leaves instead of the usual garlic, pine nuts and basil. Cover the left-over pesto and leave it in a fridge. You can also use this pesto in bread wraps or mix with pasta.

Baked Basa Fillet with Walnut and Olive Pesto

  • 7-8 green olives
  • Handful of walnuts
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 long red chilli (if you like it hotter, you may add small red chillies)
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • Basa fillets (you may use any fish fillet)
  • Use mortar and pestle to pound all the ingredients for the pesto: olives, walnuts, red chilli, olive oil, baby spinach leaves and pepper. You can also use a food processor to do this.
Baked Basa Fillet with Walnut and Olive Pesto
  • Apply a layer of pesto on top of your fillets.
  • Put the fillets on greased tray and put inside a moderate oven for about 10 minutes or until the fish is cooked.


    cookingvarieties said...
    hi spoon and chopsticks, now, this is great! am really going to try this recipe. looks so authentic..bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day
  1. ... on September 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
  2. Aarthi said...
    This looks delicious....I bet it taste that good...Yummy..Thanks for the recipe dear...
  3. ... on September 19, 2011 at 1:22 AM  
  4. Anonymous said...
    Oh, this is delicious! I'm allergic to fish, but I bet that olive pesto is delicious on just about anything! Thanks SO much for posting the recipe!
  5. ... on September 19, 2011 at 3:46 AM  
  6. Yesim said...
    Fish season in turkey too .. this looks amazing.. i d give a try while i can find fresh fish now..
  7. ... on September 19, 2011 at 4:50 AM  
  8. ReeseKitchen said...
    A special dish to serve! Beautiful page you have, love to follow you too...:)
  9. ... on September 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
  10. briarrose said...
    That pesto looks amazing!
  11. ... on September 19, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
  12. Anncoo said...
    Yum, I love pesto with nuts in it especially for fishe and pasta. Looks so delicious :)
  13. ... on September 20, 2011 at 1:31 AM  
  14. Prathima Rao said...
    Delicious recipe!!! Particularly loved the pesto!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner
  15. ... on September 22, 2011 at 3:06 AM  
  16. Shaheen said...
    Walnut and olive pesto sounds lovely. I'm tempted to try this recipe, so am bookmarking.
  17. ... on September 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
  18. MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...
    Hi,luv this superb flavorful baked basa pesto.Luv ur recipes and yummlicious clicks.following U.
  19. ... on October 1, 2011 at 8:21 AM  

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