Ginger Cilantro Baked Cod

I love making fish for dinner.  It's healthy, easy to prepare, and doesn't take long to bake at all.  Pretty much any fish will work with this recipe.  I prefer cod, which is pretty versatile.  It has a mild flavor, good texture, and is available year round.  No matter which fish you choose, it's important to select wild caught as opposed to farm raised.  As I mentioned in my Spicy Baked Cod recipe, wild caught fish is more natural and of higher nutritional value vs it's farm raised counterpart.

This particular recipe has tons of flavor!  I've made this on several occasions and it's always a big hit.  It's hard to believe it's so easy to make.  I served it over brown rice but if you're watching your carb intake, its also good with a salad or green beans.

Ginger Cilantro Baked Cod
recipe adapted by thekitchn.com
photos by halftomatohalfpotato
serves 2

-1 pound fresh cod
-salt & pepper
-3 garlic cloves
-1 inch fresh ginger, grated, about 1 tablespoon
-1 jalapeño pepper, roughly chopped (optional)
-1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
-1/4 cup white wine
-2 tablespoons soy sauce
-1 teaspoon sesame oil
-scallions, chopped for garnish
-extra cilantro, to garnish

-Preheat oven to 450°F
-Pat the fish dry, season lightly with salt and pepper, and lay in a 9x9-inch or 8x8-inch ceramic or glass
 baking dish
-Put the garlic, grated ginger, chopped jalapeño, and cilantro in a small food processor with the white
 wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil
-Process until blended (Alternately, you can finely chop the aromatics, then whisk together with the
 liquid ingredients)
-Pour the sauce over the fish, rubbing it in a little
-Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through
-Garnish with the additional scallions and cilantro and serve  

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