Pesto Steamed Cod

By by Wolfgang Puck & Marian Getz
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Pesto Steamed Cod
Serves
Makes 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons pesto (see recipe below)
  • Kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wheels
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

  • Pesto:
  • 24 medium fresh basil leaves, washed, dried and coarsely chopped
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


Procedure
Note: This recipe was developed for the Wolfgang Puck 3-Tier Rapid Steamer. Please consult the owner’s manual for proper use and safety procedures.

To make the pesto: In a mortar and pestle, pound the basil, garlic, nuts, and salt until thoroughly mashed.

Pesto can also be made in a blender. Blend the garlic, nuts and basil leaves, then slowly add the oil. Blend on low to a smooth paste. Season with the kosher salt.
To steam the cod: Fill water tank with water and arrange onions and cod fillets in the bottom steamer basket. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on each cod fillet and place a lemon wheel on top. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover steamer and set timer to 6 minutes. Steam for 4 minutes then add the spinach to the remaining steamer baskets for the last two minutes of steaming.

When steaming is complete, test for desired doneness then season again with salt & pepper.

Serve immediately with remaining lemon wheels and additional pesto.

Pesto Steamed Cod

By by Wolfgang Puck & Marian Getz
Serves
Makes 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons pesto (see recipe below)
  • Kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wheels
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

  • Pesto:
  • 24 medium fresh basil leaves, washed, dried and coarsely chopped
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


Procedure
Note: This recipe was developed for the Wolfgang Puck 3-Tier Rapid Steamer. Please consult the owner’s manual for proper use and safety procedures.

To make the pesto: In a mortar and pestle, pound the basil, garlic, nuts, and salt until thoroughly mashed.

Pesto can also be made in a blender. Blend the garlic, nuts and basil leaves, then slowly add the oil. Blend on low to a smooth paste. Season with the kosher salt.
To steam the cod: Fill water tank with water and arrange onions and cod fillets in the bottom steamer basket. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on each cod fillet and place a lemon wheel on top. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover steamer and set timer to 6 minutes. Steam for 4 minutes then add the spinach to the remaining steamer baskets for the last two minutes of steaming.

When steaming is complete, test for desired doneness then season again with salt & pepper.

Serve immediately with remaining lemon wheels and additional pesto.