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Panfried Tilapia Fish With Genovese Citrus Pesto

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Ingredients
  Tilapia fillets 2
  Salt & pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
For pesto sauce
  Pine nuts 4 1⁄2 Ounce
  Basil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Genovese basil leaves and flowers)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon, chopped
  Green chilies 8 , chopped
  Orange peel 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
FOR PESTO
1. In a skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts.
2. In a blender, add orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, basil, pine nuts, garlic, ginger, orange peel, lemon peel, green chilies, salt and pepper.
3. Blend it to a smooth paste.
4. Transfer it to a bowl and add parmesan cheese. Mix well and set aside.
FOR FISH
5. Marinate the Tilapia fillets with salt and pepper.
6. In a pan, heat oil and lightly fry the tilapia fillets.

FINALIZING
7. In a plate, place the fried tilapia and garnish with pesto.

SERVING
8. Serve the Tilapia Pesto dish with rice and salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Equipment: 
Frying Pan
Ingredient: 
Tilapia
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
2
You can now cook tasty, spicy pan-fried tilapia fish easily at your home. This was never thought possible, but Bhal Dave's excellent and simple recipe helps us to make the perfect pan-fried tilapia dish.

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