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Friday, January 25, 2008

Cod, Again

Sprouts, our newest fresh market, almost always has Alaska cod on hand, so we end up eating it a lot. Here is a recipe from an old Joy of Cooking that brings out the best in cod, and is charmingly simple. And I love the name.

Fish Baked in a Covered Dish

1 teaspoon butter
1 pound of mild fish, such as cod
Paprika, nutmeg, salt, and pepper

Spread a casserole bottom with the butter. Put in the fish and sprinkle lightly with paprika, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until flaky and cooked through. Drain if very watery.

1 tablespoon melted butter
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Mix the butter, lemon juice, capers, and parsley. Pour over the fish and serve at once.


We had this with a baked sweet potato and Brussels sprouts with mustard cream a la Jack Bishop.

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