Pesto Snapper with Salad and Green Beans
November 8, 2015
This week it was my Dad's birthday and I wanted to make a meal for him.
1Place the basil, macadamia nuts and ground cheese in a food processor or thermomix and process until they look like crumbs.
2Add the oil and process for a couple of seconds until combined.
3Place the snapper fillets in a baking tray, spread the pesto over the fish, cover the dish with a lid or tin foil (if you don’t have a lid) and then place it in a pre heated oven at 170C fan forced.
4Cook for approximately 20 minutes.
1Place all salad ingredients in a bowl starting with the mixed salad greens and then layer, do not toss.
2Dress with mirin, or your favourite vinegar.
3Then place onto 4 plates evenly.
1Steam the beans lightly so that they are warmed but still crisp, place in bowl and season with salt, pepper and butter.
2Now assemble all ingredients onto 4 plates.
3Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!
I didn't have a lot of time and I had invited 8 people to dinner, so I wanted to stick to recipes I knew but make it different than the fish recipe I usually make. You see when I'm home and my Dad is home I try to get him around once a week for dinner, other wise with both our lifestyles we wouldn't see each other. He is 84 and travels extensively, he popped down to Melbourne last week for a few days, the month before he drove from Qld to Victoria visiting friends along the way and the month before that I caught up with him in New Zealand.
So I had one hour to shop for foods and then another hour to prepare before my guests arrived. I went to my local fruit and vegetable shop and then the fish monger. I purchased some fresh caught snapper off the Mooloolaba coast as well as some basil, salad ingredients and green beans.
I made a meal that every single person young and old at the dinner table devoured.