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Easy Pesto on Lingcod

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This Pesto on Lingcod recipe is brought to you by Sitka Salmon Shares.

Some nights we just want to stay in and enjoy a homecooked meal around the table with family.

This recipe is versatile. 

Serve it as directed, or make the pesto and serve it up with noodles. 

We love it either way!

Moist, flaky lingcod nestled in the flavors of Pesto with perfectly roasted potatoes. It’s what’s for dinner!

easy pesto on lingcod

Ingredients to Make Pesto on Lingcod:

1 1/2 pounds lingcod

4 ounces basil, chopped

1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup walnuts

1 garlic clove, smashed

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

2 pounds mixed small roasting potatoes, quartered

salt

1 lemon cut into quarters

How to Make Pesto on Lingcod:

Make Pesto:

Preheat oven to 400-degrees.

Add basil, olive oil, walnuts, garlic, and Parmesan to a foodprocessor.

Pulse until smooth.

Adjust lemon juice or Parmesan to taste.

homemade pesto in a bowl

Add lingcod:

Removed potatoes from the oven and place lingcod on top.

Spread pesto on top of fish and return to oven for 20 more minutes or until cod just begins to flake.

Roast Potatoes:

Toss potatoes in olive oil and salt, roast for 20 minutes.

Serve.

pesto on lingcod

We love this pesto and it pairs perfectly with the lingcod.

But it is also delicious on toast or tossed with noodles.

pesto and pasta

According to a recent report by the American Heart Association eating fish twice a week is an important part of keeping your heart healthy.

 Sitka Salmon Shares is a company that makes eating fish twice a week a delicious treat to look forward to making and eating.

They choose high-quality, responsibly caught seafood and deliver it directly to your door monthly AND your purchase benefits small boat fishermen, so you’re not just doing your body good, you’re doing good for others. 

My family recently learned about Sitka Salmon Shares and wanted to share our experiences with you.

What is Sitka Salmon Shares?

Sitka Salmon Shares delivers premium, sustainable, wild Alaskan seafood from fishermen directly to your doorstep. 

It’s a subscription-based food delivery service, where you’ll be paying for your “share” each month during the season.

You can pay upfront for savings, or on a monthly basis. 

What Are the Share Options?

Sitka Salmon Shares offers 4 “Share” options:

  • Premium Sitka Seafood Share (starts at $129 per month)
  • Sitka Seafood Share (starts at $119 per month)
  • Sitka Salmon Share (starts at $119 per month)
  • Sitka White Fish Share (starts at $119 per month)

You can find full details about what’s included in each of the shares and even compare shares to see what’s the best fit for you here.

Make sure to use the code MMFish for a discount on any 2021 Sitka Seafood Share that is purchased by July 31st. 

What Comes in the Box?

When your box arrives, it’ll contain dry ice to keep the fish frozen.

Sitka Salmon Shares blast freezes the fish at the peak of freshness to ensure it stays fresh.

If you don’t plan to make the food within 24 hours simply transfer it to your freezer.

We live on the other side of the country from Alaska and our fish arrived frozen.

sitka salmon shares box delivered to door.

We planned to use our fish for dinner the next day, so I placed the lingcod in the fridge to defrost and the salmon in the freezer. 

sitka salmon shares lincod and salmon

In your Sitka Salmon Shares box, you’ll find large recipe cards. 

These recipe cards are an excellent resource for preparing your fish “shares” and are easy to follow and require simple everyday ingredients. 

The recipe cards are heavy cardstock and a full 8.5″x11″ making them durable in the kitchen and easy to follow along while cooking.

sitka salmon shares inside box

Why Should You Try Sitka Salmon Shares?

There is so much I love about Sitka Salmon Shares. 

Beyond the incredible quality and taste of their fish the also:

  1. Implement a hook-and-line method that minimizes the negative ecological impact. 
  2. Their fishermen receive approximately 10-30% more for their harvest, which could be an extra $10,000 of income each season for fishermen. 
  3. They donate a percentage of their gross revenue to efforts promoting small-scale fisheries and conservation in Alaska. 

For those who prefer to be consumers of community-focused and environmentally focused companies, Sitka Shares is an excellent choice.

Sitka Salmon Shares Review

My family loves seafood. 

When our Sitka Salmon share arrived both my husband and I were impressed.

We received salmon and lingcod.

The steaks are thick and gorgeous in color.

sitka salmon shares fresh lincod and salmon

While beautiful, the true test would come from the taste.

My husband isn’t really a salmon lover but even he thought it looked incredible.

The lingcod was a beautiful white.

These are THICK steaks of fish.

We made several meals from our Sitka Salmon Shares box and I love the convenience of having the selection delivered directly to my door.

 If you’ve been looking for a seafood delivery subscription service this is definitely one to consider.

Additionally, if you do sign up for a 2021 Premium Sitka Seafood Share make sure you use the code MMFISH to save $25 on your purchase. 

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Easy Pesto on Lingcod

Yield: about 1 cup
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Moist, flaky lingcod nestled in the flavors of Pesto with perfectly roasted potatoes. It's what's for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds lingcod
  • 4 ounces basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 pounds mixed small roasting potatoes, quartered
  • salt
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters

Instructions

    Make Pesto:

    1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
    2. Add basil, olive oil, walnuts, garlic, and Parmesan to a foodprocessor.
    3. Pulse until smooth.
    4. Adjust lemon juice or Parmesan to taste.


    Roast Potatoes:

    Toss potatoes in olive oil and salt, roast for 20 minutes.

    Add lingcod:

    1. Removed potatoes from the oven and place lingcod on top.
    2. Spread pesto on top of fish and return to oven for 20 more minutes or until cod just begins to flake.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

    The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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