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.
Protein 50 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g