Ban bland-tasting cod! This savory cod dish gets just the right amount of acid zing from the tomatoes. Healthy and satisfying.

krism

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 fillets
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish with some of the butter.

  • Stir tomatoes, cream of celery soup, and capers together in the prepared dish.

  • Bake tomato mixture in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir orzo into the tomato mixture.

  • Melt remaining butter with olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season cod with salt and pepper; fry in the butter mixture until browned, about 90 seconds per side. Transfer browned cod to the baking dish. Pour any drippings from the skillet over the cod fillets. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the cod.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Oven cooking time of the fish will vary according to thickness

Nutrition Facts

705 calories; protein 47.7g 95% DV; carbohydrates 70g 23% DV; fat 27.1g 42% DV; cholesterol 113.9mg 38% DV; sodium 1751.2mg 70% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2014
Wasn't sure about the cheese on Cod but it worked! The Orzo could use more salt maybe even a bit of chili pepper flakes.. a little bland for my liking buy Connie, my wife, first this out of her mouth after the first bite went in, was "OMG this is good!" She gave it 5 stars I gave it 3... so we averaged it out to a strong 4 star recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2020
I followed this recipe exactly except that I added some crushed red pepper like other reviewers suggested and I really did not like it. The orzo was overcooked (even though I boiled it for less time than instructed) the stewed tomatoes were just too big and unappetizing and the flavors (including the cheese on the cod) did not seem to mesh well. Probably just not the right flavor profile for me but I will not be making this again. Read More
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2014
Wasn't sure about the cheese on Cod but it worked! The Orzo could use more salt maybe even a bit of chili pepper flakes.. a little bland for my liking buy Connie, my wife, first this out of her mouth after the first bite went in, was "OMG this is good!" She gave it 5 stars I gave it 3... so we averaged it out to a strong 4 star recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
This is great. I followed the other reviewer's advice and added some crushed red papper, and the little bit of heat was a nice touch. Next time I will add more cheese over the top of the dish. It melted nicely with the rice and tomatoes. This is a very comforting meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
It was the bomb! I made as directed but added jalapeños and Italian cheese. Next time I make this I will add a layer of fresh spinach and a layer of sliced fresh mushrooms before adding the cod. I could imagine I was eating lobster! A glass of white wine will finish it off perfectly! Mmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2016
I always tweek anything I make whether new or old. This recipe was a good foundation for what I made. I didn't have cream of celry soup but I did have cream of mushroom soup and heavy cream. I did finely chop a stalk of celry and put it in the recipe. I added two tbsp of lemon juice. I added a tbsp of old bay seasoning, I added 3 cups of frozen spinach. I doubled the recipe because I had a little over 1 1/2 pounds of fish. I have some extra garlic croutons and crushed them and added them to the top of the cheese. It turned out totally delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2016
no changes - yes I will make it again. delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
My oven recently went out so I had to cook this on top of the stove. It turned out great! My husband is picky about his food so I cooked the pasta sauce and fish in separate pans and prepared it on our plates. I thought the sauce needed a little something extra so I chopped up a chipotle pepper and it tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
Very good. I added my own seasoning to the fish and sauce. Super good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2017
I made this as directed with the exception of the cheese. I left the cheese out altogether and this was really a wonderful dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
Delicious dish. The stewed tomatoes I could find were sliced instead of diced so it didn't look quite like the screenshot but still wonderful. Never had capers before and the only ones I could find were jarred like olives in liquid - add a nice tang to the flavor. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2020
I followed this recipe exactly except that I added some crushed red pepper like other reviewers suggested and I really did not like it. The orzo was overcooked (even though I boiled it for less time than instructed) the stewed tomatoes were just too big and unappetizing and the flavors (including the cheese on the cod) did not seem to mesh well. Probably just not the right flavor profile for me but I will not be making this again. Read More