A gourmet taste, but quickly prepared. . .
–cod (Atlantic, wild, size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)
–pesto (basil variety, 1 tablespoon stirred into 2 tablespoons of clam juice)
–marinara sauce (bottled; I used Ragu, “Mama’s garden variety”; one-quarter cup)
–basil (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)
–pine nuts (packaged, 3 tablespoons)
–salt and pepper
–extra virgin olive oil
1 – Place the cod in a covered baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon marinara sauce on top. Set aside.
2 – Stir together the basil pesto and clam juice. Then spoon atop the cod. Finish with basil, pine nuts, and extra virgin olive oil to taste.
3 – Microwave the cod for 6 minutes on high.
3 – Serve the cod hot, with sauce.