SWEET & RICH MEDITERRANEAN COD FILLET SMOTHERED IN PASTA SAUCE – SLICED BLACK OLIVES – CHOPPED ONION – MINCED GARLIC – LEMON – HONEY AND SEASONED WITH SPICES: BASIL – CORIANDER – CUMIN – CINNAMON – NUTMEG

This recipe is rich with varied Mediterranean taste treats, and the whole works together very well. . .

–Pacific cod (size of 2 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–pasta sauce (4 tablespoons; I used Bertoli’s garlic and basil)

–black olives (1 small can, drained, sliced)

–chopped onion (one-quarter cup)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon)

–lemon juice (3 squirts)

–honey (drizzle 3 ribbons of honey down the cod fillet)

–basil (2 teaspoons, dried)

–coriander (1 teaspoon)

–cumin (one-half teaspoon)

–cinnamon (1 tablespoon)

–nutmeg (one-quarter teaspoon)

–salt and pepper to taste

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the cod in a large, covered baking dish. Drench in lemon juice. Spoon the pasta sauce on top, and then spread across the cod. Place the following in order atop the cod: black olives, onion, garlic (drop bits of garlic throughout the top of the cod), honey, basil, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Drizzle a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on top.

2 – Microwave on high for 9 minutes (less if a thin fillet).

3 – Serve the Mediterranean cod hot.

–cod adapted from America’s Test Kitchen’s Complete Mediterranean Cook book.


Author: Celia Hales

Site features gourmet Mediterranean microwave cooking, often featuring original recipes by the blogger as well as recipes by master chef Edward Giobbi; and a second site on the spiritual dimension of the law of attraction.

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