This is a delicious, healthy dish, which is very satisfying on cold winter evenings. Low in calories and high in protein, cod belongs to the same fish family as pollock and haddock. Cod is a very versatile fish, caught in the cold, deep Arctic waters; there are plenty of delicious cod fish recipes to choose from, including spicy recipes, Spanish tomato-based cod recipes and many more. Cod is widely available and it might not be the most economical fish but it is one of the tastiest.
This codfish recipe is very fragrant and uses basil, chives, and rosemary for subtle flavor and mushrooms, bell pepper and onion for texture. You can use other vegetables if you prefer; leeks, celery, and broccoli would be good. This codfish recipe is real comfort food and goes wonderfully with a steaming heap of buttery mashed potatoes or boiled white rice on the side.
The recipe itself is simple to put together and you just need to sear and roast the cod once you have marinated it, then sauté the veggies and add the marinade. Serve the veggies and cod together with your choice of potatoes or rice. If you fancy something hot and hearty, this is one of the best cod fish recipes to consider making. It is suitable for any season and you simply have to double the ingredients to feel a family of four.
- 2 cod filets
- 4 minced fresh basil leaves
- 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 minced stem rosemary
- 2 minced teaspoons ginger root
- 1 minced tablespoon fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 6 sliced button mushrooms
- 1 finely chopped medium white onion
- ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 4 crushed garlic cloves
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Marinate the cod fillets in a bowl with the salt, pepper, lemon juice, rosemary, basil, soy sauce, and chives for half an hour.
- Remove the fish but keep the marinade.
- Sear the cod filets all over in an oven-proof skillet, then cover it and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until it is cooked through.
- Sauté the onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, garlic and ginger root in a pan until the onion is translucent. Add the rest of the marinade and boil for a few minutes.
- Divide the cod between two plates and spoon the vegetable mixture over it.
As you can see from the photo, marinating the cod gives it an attractive color. You can either leave the skin on or peel it off before you begin. The vegetable side dish is also flavorful and it goes perfectly with the fish since you use the same marinade for both. Cod is always a popular choice and the fact that you can bake it to perfection so easily helps to make this particular fish well-loved all over the world. If you are searching for easy fish recipes, this one is well worth making.
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