Pan-Seared Cod with Cherry Tomatoes
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Cod is a nice, flakey whitefish. In this recipe, it's seared to perfection and topped with flavorful bursts of cherry tomatoes and cooked spinach.
Recipe type: Seafood Suppers
Serves: 2 fillets
  • 2 (6-oz.) cod fillets
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 TB. garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 TB. capers, drained
  • 2 TB. fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 TB. fresh lemon juice
  1. Season both sides of cod fillets with 1 teaspoon salt and [1/2] teaspoon black pepper.
  2. In a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and unsalted butter. When butter is melted, add cod, and cook for 5 minutes per side. Remove to a serving plate.
  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, cherry tomatoes, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add spinach, and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add remaining [1/2] teaspoon salt, remaining [1/2] teaspoon black pepper, capers, Italian parsley, and lemon juice, and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon spinach mixture over cod fillets, and serve warm.
Tasty Tip
Capers have a nice, briny flavor, but if you don't have or like capers, you can replace them with green olives. Either ingredient adds a bit of a pungent flavor to the gentle fish flavor.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 fillet Calories: 516 Fat: 36g Saturated fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 8g Sodium: 2291mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 41g Cholesterol: 111mg



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