–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)
–basil (if fresh, 3 minced leaves; if dried, 1 tablespoon)
–tomato (fresh, medium, chopped)
–red bell pepper (one-half fresh, sliced)
–green onions (3 stalks, chopped)
–lemon juice (3 squirts, bottled)
–clam juice (one-quarter cup, bottled)
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the tomato and red bell pepper in a covered baking dish with the clam juice. Season with half the basil, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Microwave for 3 minutes on high.
2 – Place the cod in the sauce. Drench in lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Drop green onions on top.
3 – Microwave the cod for 7 minutes on high. Cod is done when it begins to break apart.
4 – Serve the cod and sauce hot.
–adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Italian Family Dining.