Mediterranean Cod

Our Mediterranean Cod Recipe with Roasted Garlic Paste, Shallots, Tomatoes, Capers, and Spinach is the ideal choice for those chilly fall nights.

As the crisp autumn air settles in, there’s nothing quite like a hearty and flavorful dish to warm you up. Our Mediterranean Cod Recipe with Roasted Garlic Paste, Shallots, Tomatoes, Capers, and Spinach is the ideal choice for those chilly fall nights. Packed with robust Mediterranean flavors, this dish is not only delicious but also balanced, healthy, and incredibly satisfying. Let’s dive into this culinary journey and learn how to prepare this delectable masterpiece!

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh cod fillets
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp rosted garlic paste
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 ounces of white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Lemon wedge for garnish if desired

Instructions:

  1. Season and flour cod filets then sear in olive oil for 2 minutes per side, remove and set aside
  2. Sauté Shallots and Tomatoes:
    • In the same skillet add the finely chopped shallots and sauté until translucent and fragrant (about 2-3 minutes).
    • Add the tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Incorporate Roasted Garlic Paste and Capers:
    • Stir in the roasted garlic paste and capers, allowing the flavors to meld together for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    • Deglaze the pan with white wine and lemon juice– season sauce to taste
  4. Add Cod Fillets:
    • Gently nestle the fresh cod fillets back into the skillet, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  5. Simmer and Cook:
    • Cover the skillet and let the cod simmer in the mixture for about 5-7 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
  6. Introduce Fresh Spinach:
    • Gradually add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet, allowing them to wilt and incorporate into the sauce. This should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
  7. Season and Serve:
    • Season the dish with salt and black pepper according to your taste preferences.
    • Plate the Mediterranean Cod alongside a generous serving of the flavorful sauce.
  8. Garnish and Enjoy:
    • Garnish with lemon wedges for a zesty, citrusy finish.
Yield: 4 servingd

Mediterranean Cod

Mediterranean Cod

Our Mediterranean Cod Recipe with Roasted Garlic Paste, Shallots, Tomatoes, Capers, and Spinach is the ideal choice for those chilly fall nights.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh cod fillets
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp rosted garlic paste
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 ounces of white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Lemon wedge for garnish if desired

Instructions

  1. Season and flour cod filets then sear in olive oil for 2 minutes per side, remove and set aside
  2. Sauté Shallots and Tomatoes: In the same skillet add the finely chopped shallots and sauté until translucent and fragrant (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften.
  4. Stir in the roasted garlic paste and capers, allowing the flavors to meld together for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Deglaze the pan with white wine and lemon juice-- season sauce to taste
  6. Add Cod Fillets: Gently nestle the fresh cod fillets back into the skillet, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  7. Simmer and Cook: Cover the skillet and let the cod simmer in the mixture for about 5-7 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
  8. Introduce Fresh Spinach: Gradually add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet, allowing them to wilt and incorporate into the sauce. This should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
  9. Season and Serve: Season the dish with salt and black pepper according to your taste preferences.
  10. Plate the Mediterranean Cod alongside a generous serving of the flavorful sauce.Garnish and Enjoy:Garnish with lemon wedges for a zesty, citrusy finish.

Conclusion:

Our Mediterranean Cod Recipe is a culinary delight that’s perfect for those brisk fall evenings. This dish not only tantalizes the taste buds but also provides a balanced and nutritious meal. Rich in protein, vitamins, and antioxidants, it’s a heartwarming experience for both your palate and your well-being. Try it out and savor the essence of the Mediterranean right at your dinner table!

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2 Comments

  1. Terry
    October 20, 2023 / 2:27 am

    Hello,
    What temperature are we cooking at? For sear and simmer?

    • natasha
      Author
      October 20, 2023 / 5:14 am

      Hi medium heat as cod is super delicate. I’ll update the recipe

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