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This recipe blends basic flavors for a bold result. Lemon and garlic are popular ingredients in fish recipes and in the following recipe they work together, with olive oil, to produce a flavorful sauce for the cod. Cod has its own unique flavor and it stands up well to the lemon, garlic and other ingredients, resulting in a truly mouthwatering dish which is a pleasure to make because it is so straightforward.

Grilled cod is especially nice because the grill gives it a smoky flavor and you can cook the meal outside. You could even grill the potatoes if you wanted to, although par-boiling them first is a good idea, else they can take a very long time. If you have the oven on for something else you could do them in there but, to be honest, cooking them in the microwave is just as good and very fast. Wrap them in aluminum foil when they are done and keep them warm on the grill until everything is ready to serve. Then you do not have to run from the kitchen to the grill, to check on what is ready and what needs longer.

You might like to switch the potatoes for some crusty bread and you can either serve this fresh or toast it on the grill. It is up to you and you can also change the black olives and parsley if you wanted to. Use the base ingredients (cod, lemon, garlic, and oil) and really make this recipe your own. Experimenting with easy fish recipes is fun and you might find something new and delicious.

Simple Grilled Cod with Lemon and Garlic
Summary: Flavored with lemon and garlic, and served with black olives, bell pepper and potatoes, this juicy cod makes a wonderful main dish for any occasion.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
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  • 2 cod filets, 4 oz each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 black olives
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 finely chopped garlic clove
  • 4 red potatoes
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Preheat a grill pan over a moderately high heat. Coat the bottom of the pan with half the olive oil.
  2. De-seed the red bell pepper and cut it into strips. Add the strips to the grill pan.
  3. Rinse the fish filets and pat them dry with kitchen paper.
  4. Add the fish to the grill pan with the garlic and drizzle the remaining oil over it. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the cod and bell pepper strips. Add the black olives to the pan.
  6. Microwave the potatoes until they are tender.
  7. Grill until the fish is opaque, and then serve it with the red bell pepper strips on top.
  8. Pour the lemon oil mixture over the fish.
  9. Add 2 potatoes to each plate and garnish with the black olives and parsley.

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As the photo shows, this is a colorful and very appetizing recipe. If you usually bake or pan fry your cod filets, why not try grilling them instead? The principle is the same; you just need to cook the fish until it is flaky and opaque. Adding flavor with garlic and lemon makes this fish really tasty and the red bell pepper, red potatoes, and parsley add plenty of color. This is such an easy recipe and even if you only have an indoor grill (or if you have to rely on one because of bad weather) this is a great recipe to make, since the whole family will be impressed with its amazing flavors.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine. I am happy you are visiting today. Food is very important to everyone, and in this family we love to eat all kinds of dishes from meat and chicken to international cuisine, crockpot creations and more. Seafood is something we also love, and I love the fact it is nutritious as well as very tasty.

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