I can't believe that it's Thursday already - gotta love extra long weekends and short work weeks. I've been all thrown off this week by the change in my normal schedule - I chalk it up to my age and the fact that I can't remember ANYTHING anymore - even what day it is apparently.
Having a short week has thrown off my food schedule for the week too. (Oh, the tragedies!) I had to readjust our schedule which meant that Monday night seafood night became Thursday night seafood night for the week. Do you think it's a sign that my life might be too structured if a change in my menu schedule launches me into a panic? Surely there's a therapy group for over-organizers like myself.
In my opinion, fish is best enjoyed simply and unadorned. Baked or grilled fish is delicious and I want it to taste like FISH - imagine that! I'm not a big fan of creamy sauces or salsas that overpower the flavor of the fish. That is especially true when I buy a great tasting fish like orange roughy or snapper.
This grilled snapper with orange and pistachio pesto is an exceptional way to enjoy fish - even if it is a Thursday night.
Now that I've shared my fish preferences - you're probably wondering why I'm posting a fish recipe with a pistachio orange pesto. The truth is that this nutty pest with a hint of citrus, is the perfect compliment to the fish. It doesn't overpower the flavor of the fish - it actually accentuates the flavor of the orange roughy.
Grilled Roughy with Pistachio and Orange Pesto
1/4 cup shelled pistachios
1 Tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 Orange Roughy Filets
Stir in pistachios, orange zest, orange juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Combine 1/4 t. salt, thyme, pepper and paprika. Sprinkle over fish filets.
Grill (or bake or pan fry) fish.
Top with pistachio and orange pesto.
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