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Slow Roasted Cod with Pesto

This slow roasted cod is the perfect centerpiece for any dinner party or holiday gathering. The fish is perfectly cooked, the pesto adds great texture, and the whole dish comes together in about 30 minutes.
Course Dinner
Type Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb cod fillet
  • cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cup parsley loosely packed
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°. Place the fish into a baking dish, cutting the fillet in half if needed. Season with salt and pepper; then, pour the olive oil over the fish, ensuring it is well coated. Add 2 of the garlic cloves and thyme to the baking dish.
  2. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily. Discard the thyme and garlic cloves.
  3. While the fish is roasting, finely chop the herbs, olives, walnuts, and remaining garlic clove together. (Note: you can use a food processor for this, but I like the texture of hand chopping for this recipe!) Set aside in a small bowl.
  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the warm olive oil to the finely chopped herb, olive, walnut, and garlic, until it resembles a pesto sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.