Alaskan Cod, Mediterranean Style
Wild-Caught Cod, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives
Artichoke Hearts, Onion, Lemon
White Wine, Olive Oil, Oregano
Sitting in a waiting room, flipping through Martha Stewart Living, I came across a recipe for a one-skillet fish dinner. I didn’t have time to read the recipe, but I quickly took a photo of the description with my camera phone. This dish is my interpretation of that description.
And it just so happens that my friends over at Food Network are featuring “frozen treats” this week. Being a savory kind of gal, I am not really drawn to sweet icy desserts, but this dish, made by cooking frozen Wild-Caught Alaskan Cod is included in the event, because hey, it was frozen, and it is most definitely a treat! Try it with fluffy white rice or crusty French bread for sopping up the juices.
Alaskan Cod, Mediterranean Style Recipe
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless wild caught Alaskan cod
- 1 lb. cherry tomatoes
- 2 – 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts, rinsed and squeezed dry
- 12 oz. jar pitted Kalamata olives, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 jar capers, rinsed and drained (about 2 oz. dry weight)
- 1/2 large white onion, sliced
- 2 t. dried oregano
- 1 lemon, sliced into wheels, sans seeds
- 1 c. dry white wine
- 1/3 c. fruity olive oil
- salt and pepper
Note: I purchased all the ingredients for this recipe at Trader Joe’s.
Rinse frozen cod under cold running water. Place on a plate to semi-defrost while preparing the other ingredients.
In a large skillet, scatter tomatoes, artichokes, olives, capers and onion. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with oregano.
Place semi-defrosted fish atop the vegetable mixture.
Season the fish with salt and pepper.
Pour wine into the pan. Drizzle olive oil over the fish.
Top the fish with lemon wheels.
Cook on stove-top, covered, over high heat until the juices start to bubble. Reduce heat, cover and continue to cook until the fish is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Optionally, put the skillet under the broiler briefly to get a nice brown finish on the dish…
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