Friday, January 8, 2010

Parmesan Cod with cress and avocado

I am always on the lookout for recipes that are quick, delicious, and versatile enough to serve as a fast weeknight meal or as an effortless meal for company. The recipe is from Jamie Oliver, and if you haven't tried any of his creations, you can page around his site, and find all manner of delicious food. I always check out his recipe of the day, and it often ends up being on our dinner table in short order.

n.o.e.'s notes:

- Here's the recipe.

- I used 1 pound of cod and followed the recipe to the letter, except (isn't there always an exception in my kitchen?) for the oil that I used to cook the fish. Thomas Keller says he doesn't cook with olive oil - it smokes and the taste changes, and it wastes a lot of good oil. He uses canola, so I tried that here. I cooked the fish in the canola oil (it gave a nice clean taste to the fish) and used olive oil and lemon to dress the salad that drapes across the top of the fish.

the verdict:

This dish turned out to be very quick, very pretty, and very very delicious! I made sure to get a bit of avocado and some cress in each bite of fish - the simple dressing was bright and fresh and combined beautifully with the savory crust of the fish. This recipe will be making a return appearance on our table very soon.

11 comments:

Kayte said...

Not only does this look delicious and healthy, but it is absolutely gorgeous on the plate. Very elegant and lovely. I must try this one, too. I hardly ever get to my cookbooks these days as I am too busy cooking from blog sites...this one is a great one!

Karen said...

This looks like something I would really love. Getting the recipe now...

Eliana said...

This looks like an excellent and delicious week night meal. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bellini Valli said...

I love Jamie's recipes. He is on a mission to get us all out there cooking and eating healthil,

Leslie said...

This looks so simple and delicious! I've never explored Jamie Oliver's recipes but after reading a couple of your posts that came from his recipes, I'm going to have to give him a try.

Debinhawaii said...

This looks gorgeous and good--I love all the ingredients in it too. Hmm... now what local fish to make it with. (Cod is hard to come by here!).

Jessica said...

I adore cod, it's one of my favorite types of fish to eat, and this recipe looks and sounds delicious. I'm always so nervous to cook fish at home, but I'll have to try this soon. It's so lovely and colorful, I think I would smile just looking at it.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love Jamie Oliver, he has great recipes. This looks so fresh and delicious. We would totally love it.

Jess said...

That looks so fresh and healthy. We're big fish eaters in our household (even the baby likes white fish) so I'll have to bookmark this recipe.

Tracey said...

This is a good one Nancy - very fresh, healthy, colorful! I don't buy fish that often but I can definitely see this working well as a quick weeknight meal if I remember to grab fish at the store!

natalia said...

How nice Nancy ! I wish I could have some tonight !! Great meal !!