Italian-Style Cod Fillets and a Foodie Blogroll Contest Winner!
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Now for today’s recipe ~
The local grocery store had cod on sale the other day so I knew immediately what dinner would be that night. It is a mild flavored fish that is available all year. Cod is in the monkfish and halibut family, being a deep sea fish of the Arctic waters.
Cod is a tasty fish; it’s so tender, sweet and flaky. In this recipe, it cooks up in a delicious tomato and mushroom sauce. This is one of the simplest ways to prepare cod and yet it is full of flavor. It’s an excellent source of Omega-3’s and is delicious served with salad and brown rice!
Here’s the recipe:
Italian-Style Cod Fillets
1-1/2 pounds cod fish fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
½ small onion, diced
2 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
Salt and pepper
Freshly grated parmesan cheese
In a large skillet, heat oil.
Add onions and cook for 1 minute.
Add mushrooms and cook on medium-high heat until slightly golden.
Place tomatoes in the mushroom mixture and combine well.
Remove half of the tomato/mushroom mixture to a small bowl. Set aside.
Place cod fillets on top of the tomatoes in the skillet.
Place remaining tomato mixture over the fish fillets.
Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until fillets flake easily with a fork.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.