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Sea bass with walnut, mint and feta pesto

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Season the sea bass fillet and place, skin side down, in a hot ovenproof pan. Transfer to a hot oven and cook for three minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, make the pesto. Toast the walnuts in a dry pan.

  3. Put all the ingredients, except the olive oil, into a pestle and mortar. Pound thoroughly until you have a chunky paste.

  4. Gradually add the olive oil to give the sauce a drizzling consistency.

  5. Season to taste, and serve the sea bass fillet with the sauce.


  • 1 sea bass fillet
  • handful of shelled walnut halves
  • handful of fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 100g/3½oz feta
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 55ml/2fl oz good olive oil
  • salt

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