- 2 pounds firm white fish like cod, skinned
- Sea salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons black olive tapenade
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 2 large lemons, sliced
Every spouse could use a nice calm, quiet evening after a long day at work.
About one hour before my hubby was due home last night, I decided to surprise him. Fish was the perfect choice. It’s easy, quick and delicious! The sound of calming music played in the background, the place settings were set, candles were lit and a little note saying “I love you“ sat by my hubby’s plate…I knew he would really appreciate this dinner.
I appreciate my hubby so very much. Mike was pleasantly surprised when he walked in the door. He enjoyed his dinner (which was fabulous by the way!). He was very relaxed for the evening –my plan worked! : – ) I enjoyed preparing Mediterranean fish, rice pilaf, roasted broccoli and chocolate covered strawberries.
I hope you make this meal for your hubby or just your family in general because the fish was outstanding! The key to a great seafood dish is to not overcook it. Is is such n attractive dish as well. It looks like it took all day, but in reality it only takes minutes — including the preparation! Firm fish like cod has very little fat and cook up very quickly, so be sure to watch it. This type of fish flakes up nicely when done, so is easy to tell hen it is ready to eat. but you must watch it.
We obviously had leftovers, but I knew the kids would love this dish so in the refrigerator it went for today’s lunch!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Remove any bones found in your fish. Place your cod in a large baking dish. Season your fish with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
In a bowl, combine tapenade, garlic, capers, olive oil, parsley, anchovy paste and tomatoes. Pour the tapenade mixture over your fish and place lemon slices on top and under your fish.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the fish is firm to touch.
I served Roasted Broccoli Crowns as a side dish.