Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Cod with Salsa Verde


White fish like cod or halibut etc. tastes great with this herb topping. It is also good on chicken or even a steak. You can grill the fish or bake it in the oven and spoon over the fresh herb, lemon and olive oil topping. Fresh, delicious and fast.

You will need:
  • 2 pieces of white fish - I like halibut or cod in this recipe
  • 3- 4 leaves fresh basil
  • a handful of fresh parsley
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (fine)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • salt 
  • pepper
  • 1 clove garlic - crushed
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tsp fine lemon zest
  • drizzle of olive oil

Step 1: in a food processor add fresh basil, parsley, thyme, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice and capers. Puree and then scrape down the processor bowl. Turn on machine and slowly pour in olive oil until combined. Taste it and add salt and pepper to your taste. Set aside.


Step 2: you can bake fish however, I placed mine on a piece of foil that had an edge around it to prevent any spills. I crushed the garlic in a garlic press and sprinkled evenly over both pieces of fish. Add salt and pepper and a drizzle of good olive oil and  a thin slice of lemon to each piece. 

Step 3: grill for a few minutes on high heat on each side. This fish took about 5 minutes in total to cook on the grill. I also like the grill because the house doesn't smell like fish.

Serve hot with a generous spoon of Salsa Verde (sauce green)  and a chunky salad. I made a simple dressing of lemon juice, olive oil , salt and pepper.





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