Basil Pesto Alaskan Halibut Dinner Fillets


  • 4-6 Wild Alaskan Halibut Fillets
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, stems removed
  • 1cup fresh parsley, stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • ¼ cup grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ cups olive oil
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the basil, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, pine nuts, and grated cheese in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until the mixture is finely ground, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. With the setting on low to medium speed, gradually add the olive oil, again, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Continue blending until the sauce is thickened. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes about 1 cup (enough for 4 to 6 fillets)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F.
  2. Sprinkle Wild Alaskan Halibut fillets lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Top each fillet liberally with basil pesto topping (about 3 tablespoons per fillet).
  4. Place fillets on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the halibut is just cooked through.

Serves 4-6.

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