2 years ago

Mediterranean Baked Cod

This easy, healthy dinner recipe from Twin Cities food blogger greens & chocolate is packed with flavor!

I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the new year begins immediately after the season of eating. I mean, obviously it’s been a long time since holidays and the calendar were established, but someone knew what they were doing when the time of year for resolutions came right after the time of year for all the cookies. And I mean ALL the cookies.

For the past few years I haven’t set any real resolutions. While my reasoning behind it was that I think they are a little silly and typically forgotten about after a few weeks, this year I’m feeling a little different. I have an urge this year to set a few intentions to get the year off on the right foot. And to do a sugar detox. Yep, the sugar detox is definitely happening.

This Mediterranean Baked Cod is a no-brainer when it comes to healthy eating, and it’s the perfect combination of healthy but satisfying and delicious. You will not be hungry after eating this dish!

Not only is it delicious, but it’s also quite easy. When I had the idea for this recipe in mind, it seemed like it would be much harder than it turned out. The main prep work is making the marinade for the fish, which just involves a little food processor action. After that, you just toss the rest of the ingredients in a pan and bake it until the fish is cooked. Easy!  

I used my cast iron skillet for this, as I love the presentation of skillet meals, but you could definitely use a regular baking dish instead. This recipe also is very easy to adapt to the particular number of servings you need. Just make as many cod filets as you need and adjust the other ingredients accordingly.

This Mediterranean Baked Cod was delicious served with a side of couscous and some roasted vegetables, as a healthy and resolution-friendly meal!  

Mediterranean Baked Cod

4 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
4 cod filets
½ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely diced
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienne, packed in oil
1 can quartered artichokes
½ cup kalamata olives
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 lemon

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 F. 
  2. Place cod filets in cast iron skillet, or oven-proof baking dish.
  3. Place parsley, olive oil, garlic, shallot and salt in food processor; pulse until combined, then brush mixture over cod filets.
  4. Fill skillet/baking dish with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, olives and feta cheese, making sure to cover the filets.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over entire dish.  
  6. Bake oven for 15-20 minutes, until fish is cooked through and flakes easily.