This healthy cod recipe marries a lot of freezer and pantry staples into a delicious one-pan meal that's Mediterranean diet-friendly. Keep frozen cod, frozen peppers, and a jar of whole plum tomatoes on hand to make this anytime.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
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Directions

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  • Combine olive oil, onion, and bell peppers in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook gently until softened, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in ouzo and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, allowing alcohol to evaporate. Add plum tomatoes and lightly crush with the back of a spoon until broken apart. Add water and mint, then season with salt and pepper. Simmer gently until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes.

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  • Increase heat to medium-high. Nestle cod fillets in the sauce and spoon some sauce over top. Cook, turning once halfway through, until fish flakes easily with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes.

Tips

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have ouzo, you can use vodka or white wine. The anise flavor of ouzo goes really well with fish, though, so try it if you can!

I served this with whole wheat couscous with pine nuts, which was a yummy combo. I think it'd also be great with rice or good bread.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 44.2mg; sodium 265mg. Full Nutrition
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