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Grilled Pesto Cod

Pesto Grilled Cod is so simple and very flavorful. The whole dish can be prepped and on the table in 10 minutes from start to finish.

Pesto Grilled Cod is a wonderful way to make fish. After we have the fish plated I like to finish it with a little freshly squeezed lemon juice. We have a gill basket that snaps shut and have found that this is essential when making fish on the grill.

Andrew and I have been grilling for years and the accessories you can buy with grills tend to be worth it especially if you grill a lot. We have vegetable trays, baskets, a fish basket, grill gloves, cast iron pans, the list goes on and on. We grill all year round. 

We are cooking a lot more fish these days because we decided to go on the Mediterranean diet so look forward to more fish recipes. I am not a big fish fan so if I’ve posted it then it is a good starter fish recipe. 

Cost Per Serving $6.39 as of April 2023

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $12.77.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 2

Serving size: 4 oz fish

Equipment needed: grill and grill basket

Total time: 10 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.


Total: $12.77 as of August 2022

  • 1 Jar Pesto $3.99
  • Cod $7.99
  • 1 lemon $0.79

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  • Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  1. Start the grill and bring it between 350° and 400°.
  2. Place the fish in the fish basket
  3. Grill for 4 minutes on each side until flakey.
  4. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Enjoy! 

Try some of our other fish recipes: Fish-Seafood

Side Options

Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice

Herb Crusted Potatoes

Roasted Vegetables

Starch such as potatoes, rice, pasta, etc. 

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