Lemon Basil Cod
Tonight we walked down to Northern Fish Company on Ruston Way. I love to buy our seafood from them because it is always fresh and delicious. I wanted to buy some cod for a quick and healthy meal for our friends who were coming over. I had just ten minutes of preparation time before they arrived. I turned the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for the fish. I quickly put 2 cups of organic quinoa and sprouted rice mix from TruRoots into four cups of water with a dash of sea salt and covered with a lid. I placed it on the stove to bring to a boil and then reduced it to a simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, I pulled the cod out and began its quick preparation while the oven preheated and the grain simmered. Who says healthy cannot be in minutes! I love cod because it is not as expensive as other white fish such as halibut, it cooks within 20 minutes, and it is a great protein source without being high in Mercury.
2 pounds cod, rinsed and dried
1/4 cup fresh basil, removed from stem and sliced into thin strips
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/ 2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place rinsed and dried cod on parchment paper or aluminum foil on a baking sheet with sides.
- Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil evenly over the cod. Sprinkle the sea salt, pepper and basil evenly over the cod.
- Place the cod in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. The cod should easily flake but not be dry when done.
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