Roasted Branzino with citrus pesto

This divine recipe is going to bring back some of your wonderful memories of Italy! The fresh citrus pesto addition is a hit! You should definitely give it a go!

0h 10m prep

0h 25m total

easy difficulty

Lisa Bryan Author



Preheat the oven to 350°F ~ 180°C.


Place all the lightly coated with olive oil Branzino fillets on a parchment-lined baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 12 minutes or until cooked through.

branzino fillets


Meanwhile, prepare the citrus pesto. Toast the pine nuts in a pan on the stove. Then, add the pine nuts and the remaining ingredients to a food processor and pulse several times until you have pesto-like consistency.

    • Lemon
    • 1 (zested and juiced)


Next, prepare the lemon and orange slices for the garnish by slicing them with a mandoline.


To serve, place the fish on a platter, top each fillet with the pesto, and garnish with a few citrus slices. Enjoy!


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