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Mahi Mahi with Citrus Pesto

Recipe for Mahi Mahi with Citrus Pesto from the Noon cooking show Oct. 21, 2011

Citrus pesto:
1 bunch fresh basil, stemmed (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 clove garlic
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan

Fish:
4 (6-ounce) Mahi Mahi steaks
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic, zests, juices, salt, and pepper in a food processor until the mixture is finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan.

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush both sides of the mahi mahi fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the mahi mahi about 3 to 4 minutes on each side for a 1-inch thick fillet.

Transfer the grilled mahi mahi to serving plates, top with the citrus pesto, and serve.

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