So, sum it all up, this is just how I was raised and pardon me or forgive me that my mother served me unpackaged food. If this upbringing of minimally process and food that is good for you is "gourmet" then I guess you're right I love gourmet food!
White Fish with Cilantro Pesto
Ingredients & instructions for pesto:
1 bundle cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp lime juice or lemon juice
Hawaiian alae salt (sea salt)
In a chopper, combine ingredients and chop to desired consistency & taste.
For the fish, I used ono(wahoo)since it's abundant in Hawaii but you can use any white fish. You can bake it or pan fry.
I lightly pan fried to get that nice brown color on both sides.
Tip: fish keeps cooking even when you take it out of the pan or oven so take it out 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serve with brown rice or quinoa.
Leftover cilantro pesto?
Use as a dressing for your fresh herb salad with avocados.
If you're not a rice eater. Make a fish sandwich instead and use pesto as a substitute for mayo. It will be healthy and delicious!
Happy good eats! Will post more food recipes including my favorite Filipino dishes.