Coriander and Mint Pesto with Steamed Sole
Servings Prep Time
4people 23minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 23minutes
  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves (1 ounce)
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3tablespoons chopped shallots, divided
  • 1tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/3cup plus 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped roasted salted cashews, divided
  • ¼cup plus 1 teaspoon almond oil, divided
  • ¼teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter), or soft unsalted butter
  • 1 pound sole fillets
  • 2tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Sriracha sauce (optional)
  1. Coarsely chop mint and cilantro. Whirl garlic in a food processor until chopped, then add mint, coriander, 1 tablespoon shallots, ginger, 1/3 cup chopped cashews, ¼ cup almond oil, salt, and pepper. Pulse a few times to chop finely. Scrape down sides and process to a smooth paste. Scrape into a small bowl, smooth top, and cover surface with remaining 1 teaspoon almond oil. Makes ¾ cup.
  2. Select a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Smear pan bottom with ghee and scatter 1 tablespoon shallots over it. Lay sole fillets in pan, skin side down, without crowding. Scatter remaining shallots on top and season with salt and pepper. Pour wine around edge, cover, and place over high heat. After 1 minute, remove lid to see if liquid has begun to bubble. Cover, lower heat to medium-low, and cook for about 3 minutes more, or until just opaque.
  3. Gently remove fillets with a large spatula and divide among four plates. Add lime juice to pan juices and swirl to combine. Spoon over fish, dividing evenly. Spoon a strip of pesto ½- to ¾-inch thick down the middle of each fillet. If using Sriracha, squeeze a thin stream in a zigzag pattern across fish. Sprinkle with remaining chopped cashews and serve at once, with remaining pesto on the side.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Coriander and Mint Pesto with Steamed Sole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112247
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


PER SERVING (with 1 1/2 tablespoons pesto): 247 cal, 53% fat cal, 14g fat, 3g sat fat, 57mg chol, 23g protein, 6g carb, 1g fiber, 231mg sodium