–cod (size of 3 decks of cards, one-half pound)
–white wine (cooking wine is fine)
–broccoli (one stalk)
–sesame seeds (toasted, bottled)
1 – Place 1 cup of pasta in a large, covered, baking dish. Add water to cover. Season with salt, pepper, olive oil, and garlic powder. Microwave on high for 2 and one-half minutes; then microwave on 50 percent power for 7 and one-half minutes. When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth. Drain in a colander before serving.
2 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish. Drench in lemon juice. Pour in one-fourth cup of white wine. Season with dill, parsley, bay leaves (2, submerge in wine), garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Set aside.
3 – Cut the florets and some stem from the broccoli stalk. Break apart the remaining pieces. Place in a covered baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, olive oil, and sesame seeds. Microwave for 4 minutes on high.
4 – Place one-quarter cup of soy sauce in a small, microwaveable bowl. Add one-quarter cup of both lemon juice and white wine. Season with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Stir well. When broccoli has finished cooking, microwave the soy sauce on high for 1 minute. Then pour over the broccoli. Keep covered to preserve warmth.
5 – Microwave the cod for 6 and one-half minutes, longer if it does not yet break apart easily.
6 – Serve the cod on top of the pasta, with the broccoli with soy sauce on the side.
–recipes adapted from Real Simple.