Basil, parsley, garlic, parmesan, parmigiano reggiano, olive oil and pine nuts blended into a sauce. You can make a big batch and store in an air tight bottle. Not only you can bake it with fish, it is great with pasta, potatoes, salad dressing, etc etc. Also, you are not limited to Haddock, any white fish (Barramundi, Dory, Snapper etc etc) or even salmon will be great! 

Of course! You can buy Pesto sauce off the shelves too if you are too lazy to make. However, it won’t be cheap as Pine Nuts are expensive.. So I’d rather you make it yourself, it will be fresher and cheaper as you can buy a huge pack of pine nuts from iHerb and make a huge bottle of Pesto sauce. 

Serves 2-3 Paxes | 15 mins


  • 3 cups fresh Basil  
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parsley 
  • 4 cloves Garlic; minced. 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated 
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts; slightly toasted 
  • Dash of Black Pepper
  • 3 pieces of White Fish Fillet (fully thawed)
  • Lemon wedge for Garnish 


  1. Preheat the Airfryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celcius. 
  2. Using a blender on low speed, blend the basil and parsley. Add the olive oil gradually. 
  3. Add pine nuts and blend, want to be able to taste the bits of nuts. Do not over blend. 
  4. Fold in dash of black pepper, minced garlic and parmesan cheese. 
  5. Using a foil or parchment paper (I don’t like the sauce dripping down) or baking tin (no holes), spread some sauce below. Lay the fish over it. Spread sauce on top of the fish. Be generous!
  6. Airfry for 8 mins. Don’t over do it. 

This dish can be baked in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celcius. The time taken will slightly longer depending on the size of your oven, approximately 12-15 mins. Otherwise, fish is done if the internal temperature is 145 degrees Fahrenheit or 63 degree Celcius. 

If you still didn’t know, you can get nearly all sorts of cheese at QB Food Chin Bee at prices cheaper than Cold Storage! Pssssst, I buy my beef from them too. Do note that you cannot just walk into the shop, you need to ‘pretend’ and order something online. And and and, only cash! As for the nuts, iHerb is your best friend. When I was living in Singapore, I buy nuts, seeds, oats and organic stuff from them.