Oh. My. COD. (Sorry, I’m the worst. I already know this.)
This Pesto and Walnut Crusted Cod is worth bragging about. Fish is delicate, which is why I feel like most fish recipes call for minimal ingredients–like a spritz of lemon or a light sauce. This could also be why some people believe it’s blasphemous to mix seafood and cheese (which, for the record, I disagree with. There are guidelines, but generally it’s OKAY–thanks for the back-up, Huffington post).
Without being too stingy on ingredients, this pesto and walnut crust allows the fish to be it’s own thing. I don’t believe that we should cook fish only to mask it and all of it’s fine fishiness in other flavors, but on the flip side, I don’t think we should be afraid to experiment and explore–this dish backs me up on why.