2.18.2012

Spicy Baked Cod

Eating healthy can be repetitive and I wanted to try to do something to break up the monotony.  I make fish fairly often but this time, I made the same marinade I use for steaks and put it on cod.  It turned out great!  It's a little spicy but you can adjust the spice level yourself when making this recipe, or omit it completely.  For the heat, I used DeLallo Hot Pepper Bruschetta  (ingredients:  Chili Peppers, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vinegar, Salt).  You could use Sriracha sauce as an alternative or even fresh chopped chili peppers.  


Any white fish will work with this recipe.  I prefer cod because it's a little thicker and has a good texture.  The important thing to remember is that when you're purchasing fish, always opt for wild-caught rather than farm raised.  Wild caught fish is more natural and of higher nutritional value vs farm raised counterpart.  I paired it with seasoned green beans but brown rice would also be a nice addition to this dish.

Enjoy!



Spicy Baked Cod
recipe and photos by halftomatohalfpotato.com


INGREDIENTS
-1 lb cod fillet, cut in half (2 pieces)
-salt & pepper, for seasoning
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-1 or 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped (i grate mine with a hand grater, works great!)
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-1 tablespoon Delallo Hot Pepper Bruschetta OR 1 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce (adjust according to taste)

DIRECTIONS
-Preheat oven to 400ºF
-Rinse cod with cold water and pat dry; set aside
-In a medium bowl, add olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, & hot sauce; stir together
-In a shallow dish, season cod with salt and pepper on both sides and pour the marinade over it
-Marinate for about 20 minutes, turning once
-Transfer marinated cod to baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray; pour any remaining
  marinade over fish
-Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until it flakes easily


2 comments:

  1. I made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful. I used cod and Sriracha sauce, which made it very spicy. If you like HOT wings you will love it, but you may want to reduce the amount if you like a little heat. I served it with roasted potatoes (garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil) and a tossed salad. Best recipe so far for cod, my husband loved it, as well as our long hair dachshund!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Marilynn! This is one of my favorites as well!

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