–cod (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)
–oregano (dried, 1 teaspoon)
–red onion (one-half, medium, sliced)
–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)
–cayenne pepper (one-quarter teaspoon, bottled)
–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)
–lemon juice (bottled, 3 squirts)
–white wine (one-third cup)
–small shell pasta (one-half cup, dry)
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the small shell pasta in a covered baking dish. Add 1 cup of water, salt to taste, and a few drops of olive oil. Microwave on high for 6 minutes. When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.
2 – Place the onion in a covered baking dish. Add minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, a few drops of olive oil. Stir. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
3 – Place the cod in the white wine. Drench in lemon juice. Season the cod with salt, pepper, oregano, cayenne, parsley, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 9 minutes. Cod is ready when it begins to break apart.
4 – Serve the cod with onions hot, atop the small shell pasta.
–cod adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.