How to make Steamed Pesto Fish - SK Khazana -

Pesto gives this steamed fish extra flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basa fish fillets, Fresh basil leaves (ताज़े बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Italian, Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

Steamed Pesto Fish - SK Khazana

Steamed Pesto Fish - SK Khazana Recipe Card


The world’s oceans, seas and rivers are filled with fish and other seafood so abundantly that you can never get tire of the variety. Besides the fact that seafood is really delicious and light on the tummy it offers a great deal of health benefits too. Great skin, a healthy heart and sharper brain are amongst a few.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Steamed Pesto Fish - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Basa fish fillets cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 250 grams

  • Fresh basil leaves 1 cup

  • Almonds blanched and peeled 1/2 cup

  • Garlic cloves 8-10

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Olive oil 1/4 cup

  • Oil for greasing


Step 1

To make pesto, blend together basil leaves, almonds, garlic, parmesan cheese powder, salt, crushed peppercorns and olive oil to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Put fish pieces on a plate. Add prepared pesto and rub well on both sides.

Step 3

Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Grease the steamer plate with some oil, place fish pieces on it and steam for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Cut into pieces and serve hot with salad.

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