Grilled fish fillet with pesto sauce


Moist, grilled fillets made with only one tablespoon of oil, and served with a fresh-tasting pesto sauce. Yum!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
2 (200 gram) fillets


  • 2 white fish fillets (200 g each)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • pepper & salt

Pesto sauce:

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Heat the Philips Airfryer to 180C.

  2. Brush the fish fillets with the oil and season with pepper & salt. Place in the cooking basket of the Airfryer and slide the basket into the Philips Airfryer. Set the timer for 8 minutes.

  3. Pick the basil leaves and place them with the garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil in a food processor or pestle and mortar. Pulse or grind the mixture until it turns into a sauce. Add some salt to taste.

  4. Place the fish fillets on a serving plate and serve them drizzled with the pesto sauce.


To vary, you can cover the fish in pesto sauce and cover with breadcrumbs before cooking it in the Airfryer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1302 Calories
124g Fat
3g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 124g 158%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1773mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 890mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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