Cod with Pistachio Basil Butter

Cod with Pistachio Basil Butter

2        cod fillets (6-8 oz. each)

¼       cup fresh basil leaves

¼       cup pistachios

1                   clove garlic

¼       cup butter

1                   teaspoon lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Lemon wedges for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place fish in well oiled baking dish.  Place pistachios, basil, and garlic in food processor or blender and process until finely chopped.  Add butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper and process into a smooth paste.

Spread 2-3 tablespoons of pistachio butter on each piece of fish. (You can refrigerate leftover pistachio butter for several days to use as a spread or toss with pasta.)

Bake fish in preheated oven, uncovered, until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10-12 minutes.  Serve garnished with basil leaves and lemon wedges.

Per serving:

Calories                576

Protein                 50 g

Carbohydrates     7 g

Dietary Fiber        4 g

Fat                        39 g