03 July 2009

Spicing up the Cod

Sharing a great recipe here that my friend Dan sent in an email today. Now, as my tomatoes come in and the cilantro in the garden gets bigger, and if my neighbor Jeff heads out on his boat on the 4th and brings home a mess of fish. . . . Anyway, here is Dan's recipe:

We have a farmers' market here in town on Wednesdays. Small, but good stuff. And things you don't get at the grocery store - like oak leaf lettuce, which we all really like. So I went this past Wednesday and got some produce along with hitting the fish monger. There are these two women who have a stand there with the freshest damn fish I've every had. Last week I got dover sole, which I love. . . . Was hoping for sea bass, but they're not really in season, so I got cod. Yeah. Not exciting. But wait. Took an onion, green pepper, red pepper, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and two tomatoes (sounds like a start on salsa) all chopped up and tossed in a hot pan with olive oil. Added salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, and fresh cilantro. (To be accurate, the tomatoes were held out a bit and the cilantro went in dead last.) Let it all cook down and brown up a bit. Put in a dash of vegetable stock and the juice from half a lime and half a lemon. Cleared a spot in the middle of the pan. Slipped the cod filets in and put a lid on the whole mess. Did I mention the brown rice was almost ready? Fish and rice with my salsa-stuff on top. Salad of oak leaf lettuce and fresh avocado. Cooking is such fun.

Anyone hungry yet?

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