Grilled Tuna with Pesto Sauce

Cuisine: Italian

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

One of the best recipes that you can try is grilled fillets with a pesto dip. Expect mouth-watering flavor in every bite and the right amount of spice on the side with the pesto, enhancing the taste to another level. Indeed, going healthy never felt so good!

  • Fish fillet, basil
  • English mustard
  • Walnut
  • Pepper
  • Chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pesto sauce
  • Spring onions

Dine in style and panache with a plate of grilled fish and pesto!

  1. First, finely chop the basil leaves. Grind mustard, pepper, and walnut together into a fine powder. Take a medium-sized bowl and put all the crushed ingredients into it. Add pesto sauce, basil, chili flakes, and salt into the bow. Mix everything. 
  2. Take your fish fillet and coat it with this prepared marination. Keep it for approximately 30 minutes. 
  3. Switch on the electric pressure cooker and set the machine to the Sauté option. Pre-heat the device for at least 30 seconds; it would heat the cooking pot to a favorable temperature. After it becomes warm, drizzle some olive oil into it. Let the oil heat until tiny bubbles appear, and then put the marinated fillet in. 
  4. Let it fry for 2-3 minutes till the fillet stops looking mostly translucent. After it fries well on one side, turn it over and fry again for another 2 to 3 minutes. Take out the fillet onto a serving plate and garnish with chopped spring onions. Serve it with a side of pesto sauce. 

Chef Tip: Another trick you can try out is covering the entire fillet in pesto sauce. Then, cover it with breadcrumbs and cook it inside the air fryer. 

Impress family and friends with this quick and easy grilled fish recipe. Using the right electric cooker, you can expect a soft texture. Indeed, the fish would melt in your mouth in the most satisfying way. Try and let us know how you like the experience in the comments below. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• There is a particular type of fish fillet made by taking out the bones of the fish rather than taking the fillets away from the backbone.

• This creates more cavity for the filling and leaves one large fillet instead of two small fillets.

Historical Fact

• Archaeological evidence suggests that Homo habilis and Homo erectus were the first fishermen.

• Although, fishing evolved during the upper Paleolithic period between 40000 and 10000 BC.

Nutrition Fact

• Tuna fish has omega-3 fatty acids which reduces omega-6 fatty acid and LDL or bad cholesterol and hence prevents coronary heart diseases.

• It helps in improving vision and preventing eye problems like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.