Baked Cod With Cherry Tomatoes

This delicious fish dish is quick and easy to prepare.  Panko crumbs give it nice crunch, and the cherry tomatoes add a sweet/sour note that complements the cod.

Ingredients:

1 lb of cod, thick cut end
1/4 cup of panko crumbs
salt and pepper
2 – 3 tbs. butter
2-3 tbs. oil, olive or vegetable
1 medium onion, sliced and large dice
1 box of mixed cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 sprig of fresh thyme or rosemary

Baked Cod with Cherry TomatoesHeat oven to 375.

Sprinkle Cod with salt and pepper and panko crumbs.
Melt 2 tbl.butter and 2 tbl. oil in an oven proof  frying pan.
Sear cod on both sides and remove to a plate.

Saute the onion in the same pan, you may need to add the extra oil and butter at this time.

Cook 2 minutes or until starting to brown slightly. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until they start to loose their juice.  Make room in the middle of the pan and return the cod to the pan. Spoon some of the sauce over the fish. Sprinkle with the sprig of fresh herbs.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Can be served over rice, lentils or couscous with a light green salad.

Serves 2 or 3

 

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Grilled Shrimp

Grilled ShrimpWho doesn’t love grilled shrimp “on the barbie” in late summer. This spicy shrimp recipe will satisfy your need for heat! the sauce, on the other hand, will cool you back down.

Ingredients:

Shrimp and Marinade:

1 lb of P & D Shrimp
1/2 cup of chopped Italian parsley
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
grated rind of 1 orange
grated rind of 1 lemon
3 tsp of chopped Ancho Chili in Adobe Sauce ( or more to taste )
You could use jalapeño but I did not have any in the house.
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Sauce:
2 pints of orange cherry tomatoes, cut in half
4 cloves of garlic, minced
8 stems of ramps, thinly sliced.
1/3 cup of olive oil
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To serve:
Italian style bread, sliced, brushed with olive oil and grilled

In a large bowl mix the parsley, cilantro, garlic, lemon and orange zest and the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss in the shrimp. Cover and refrigerate one hour or more

In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. Toss in the cherry tomatoes, garlic and ramps. Cook down until a nice sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile heat the grill. Once hot cook the shrimp turning once until charred and cooked through. 6 minutes. Add the remaining marinade to the sauce and cook down a bit.

Add the shrimp to the sauce and serve with the grilled bread slices.

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