Succulent seared cod, served with fresh tomato and basil pasta, spiked with lemon and garlic. This dinner is elegant and simple. Perfect for a mid-week meal or serving guests on a casual Saturday night.
For the Cod:
1 1/2lbfresh cod(4 fillets)
salt and pepper
For the Lemon, Tomato and Basil Pasta:
2cupscherry tomatoes(sliced in half)
1/4cupvegetable stock/fish stock
Start with the cod.
Heat the olive oil in a heavy based skillet.
Season both sides of cod with salt and pepper then place cod in the oil and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
Whilst the cod is cooking bring a large pan of water to the boil.
Salt it generously and add in the pasta. Cook for a minute less than the packet instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water before you drain it.
Once the cod is cooked remove it from the skillet and lightly tent it with foil.
Add the tomatoes halves to the skillet and cook until they have softened slightly. About 1 minute.
Add in the stock, brown sugar, crushed garlic, zest of the lemon and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
Bring it to a simmer and then add the drained pasta and chopped basil.
Stir well to coat the pasta adding 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water.
Once the pasta is all cooked Add the cod fillets back in and serve immediately.
Seared Cod with Lemon, Tomato and Basil Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 552Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 66g22%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.