• 1 ½ pounds of cod fillet pieces (4-6 pieces)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoons coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

A delicious dish that is a great way to start the New Year!

Tales of the Dinner Belle

By Brenda Stanley

 

The fresh and tangy flavors of Greek food are a wonderful change of pace and my Greek Cod is a flavorful and easy dish that is also full of wonderful healthy ingredients. The Mediterranean diet has been proven time and again to be one of the best for weight loss and heart health and this dish has many of the staples of that diet.  Fish is the main ingredient and cod is one of the mildest tasting fish there is, so if you aren’t a big fan of fish this a great recipe to give a try. With all the tangy and fresh flavors, this may be a new surprising favorite and a great way to start the New Year.

Belle’s Greek Cod

1 ½ pounds of cod fillet pieces (4-6 pieces)

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/3 cup flour

1 teaspoons coriander

3/4 teaspoon paprika

3/4 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 teaspoons minced garlic

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

In a shallow dish, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, and melted butter. In another shallow dish, mix together the flour, coriander, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper.  Pat each fish fillet dry with a paper towel, then dip it in the lemon juice mixture then in the flour mixture. Shake off excess flour.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large rimmed fry pan over medium-high heat (watch the oil to be sure it is sizzling but not smoking). Add the fish and brown on each side, but do not fully cook (about a couple minutes on each side). Remove from pan and place in a baking dish (or if your frypan is oven safe, keep the fish in it). To the remaining lemon juice mixture, add the minced garlic and mix. Drizzle all over the fish fillets. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.