As you may have seen, we’ve been doing a lot of baking lately… (cakes, cookies and more!). So to balance out all of that sugar, I’m working on some healthy cooking and recipes – for us and to share with all of you. First up, is my recipe for a Roasted Creole Codfish. This is a healthy fish dish with a bit of a kick! This is one of our favorites, and I especially like that you can make extra sauce and freeze it – making it really easy to pull out of the freezer and make a second time. So here’s the recipe…
Lindsey’s Roasted Creole Codfish
** Please note that the “sauce” recipe below is a double batch – use half now and freeze the other half for later. If you don’t want to do that, I would recommend cutting the recipe in half.
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, sliced
- 2 red or green bell peppers, diced
- 1 can of diced, oven roasted tomatoes
- 2 tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. paprika
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tbsp. oregano
- 1 tbsp. thyme
- 1 tbsp. basil
- 1-2 tsp. cayenne (adjust per heat level preference)
- 4 codfish fillets (feel free to substitute another white fish such as tilapia, haddock, halibut, snapper, etc.)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large skillet (with a lid!), heat the olive oil over medium heat. When it’s hot, add in the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Then add the celery, onions and peppers.
Saute until the vegetable start to become tender (2-3 minutes).
Then add the tomatoes and seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, thyme, oregano).
Stir in well and let cook for another 30-60 seconds.
Add the stock and Worcestershire sauce and stir in well. Bring the liquid to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering, grease a large baking dish with either butter or cooking spray. Prepare the fish with salt and pepper on both sides of the fillets. Place in the baking dish.
After the sauce simmers, finish by adding in 2 tbsp of butter and stir until well combined. Remove sauce from heat.
Pour about half of the sauce over the fish fillets. The fillets should be covered.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until flaky. Serve over rice!
So that’s the recipe! It’s definitely a favorite in our house and I hope you enjoy it as well!