This Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust produces results so spectacular that no one would possibly imagine it's diet food. Serve this with a lovely salad of baby spinach and some type of roasted vegetable and it would be a perfect low-carb or South Beach Diet friendly dinner for any special occasion.
I love hanging out in the kitchen, and I don't mind spending time on projects like making homemade chicken stock, making slow roasted tomatoes, or roasting bell peppers, but I'm not the kind of cook who wants to spend hours on a fussy recipe. I especially love recipes that are easy to prepare but have interesting ingredients with lots of flavor, and this recipe for baked white fish with a crust made of chopped pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, pesto, and mayo certainly fits that description.
I made this with fillets of halibut, but you can use cod, tilapia, grouper, or any type of mild white fish. This is easy enough to make for dinner after work, but if you make it for dinner guests, they'll probably never guess how easy it was to throw together.