Friday, February 20, 2009

Recipes from the Twit Army Mess Hall - Fish & Pesto Packets

Here's a simple, low calorie, low carb, low fat meal that tasty & effortless to repair


  • 1 lb firm fish fillets like cod
  • 1 green or yellow zucchini sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, try not to use the sweet ones
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • 1/2 c. kalamata olives, pitted & halved
  • 4 tbls (about a 1/4 cup). of your favorite pesto, I use a garlic based one


Prepare 4 foil sheets by tearing them into 12" squares. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray & set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut the fish into 4 even pieces & place in the center of the foil squares. Spread the fish with a tbl of the pesto and the evenly distribute the vegetables & olives on top of the 4 fish pieces. Fold the foil packets to cover everything and roll the top tightly to seal. Don't miss this step or the juices will leak out the packs & the fish will dry out.

Bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how thick the fish fillets are.

Place the packs on everyone's plate & let them open them at the table. Just be careful when you open them, there may be a puff of steam when they are opened.

Serves 4

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