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Pesto Cod

Author: Michele Spring
Servings: 4
Get dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this recipe for a delicious broiled cod. It's Paleo, Whole30, and can be made AIP easily
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (omit for AIP)
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs cod (fresh or thawed, if using frozen fish)


  • Preheat the broiler (on high if you have a multi-temp broiler). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cod on it.
  • Put the parsley, garlic, almonds (if using), lemon juice and zest, paprika (if using), and sea salt in a food processor. Process until everything is approximately the same size.
  • With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil and keep going until the pesto is just slightly chunky.
  • Using a spatula or your hands, apply the pesto to both sides of the fish and place back on baking sheet.
  • Broil the fish for 5-10 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fish) or until opaque and the fish flakes when cut with fork. Enjoy!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: AIP, Paleo, Whole30
Keyword: AIP, broiled, dinner, easy, Paleo, quick, weeknight, Whole30
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