This Pesto Crusted Halibut was an unexpected hit. The flavor combination and inspiration came from a recipe I had at a friend's house years ago. I fiddled with it, as I always do, and came up with this: an incredibly flavorful, satisfying meal that happens to be quite healthy and comes across as kind of fancy but couldn't be easier to prepare (4 ingredients!).
The quantities can be scaled up or down with ease, and feel free to use your favorite fish, we prefer halibut, but Mahi Mahi is very good too and salmon would be great. Read on for the easiest recipe and make Pesto Crusted Halibut a part of your weekly meal plan!
Pesto Crusted Halibut
This is my kind of quick, summertime meal. I don't always love turning my oven on during the summer months, but this recipe is worth it and it's only on for a bit. Choose whatever fish looks great - I love halibut but can't always find it. Mahi, swordfish, or salmon would be great.
Feel free to make your own pesto; I like this recipe a lot: Best Pesto Recipe - but I often sub walnuts for the pine nuts. If you don't feel like making your own and you keep a few jars of pesto stashed in your pantry, please use it! This Pesto Crusted Halibut recipe is so quick and easy, but made even easier if you use a good, store-bought pesto.Print