I love fish. It’s healthy, low fat, quick to prepare and tastes great too. This delicious yet simple baked cod with its flavour-packed gremolata sauce ticks all the boxes for me and is a go-to supper dish any day of the week.
This is a tasty and healthy supper dish, low in the carb department, high in protein, fiber, vitamins and health. Throw in the fact that it tastes damn good and you really do have a dish that ticks all the boxes, who can argue with that.
Okay, the first question I can almost hear you thinking is ‘What the hell is gremolata?’, let’s get that out of the way first.
Gremolata is a green sauce from Italy. It is really just fresh herbs, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and some seasoning.
How to make it
And it couldn’t be easier to prepare all you have to do is whizz together your parsley, basil (fresh of course) with a clove of garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Don’t go mad with the food processor, put it on pulse so you get a nice chunky rough texture, you don’t want a smooth sauce here.
Alternatively, you can work the old fashioned way and whip out your pestle and mortar.
Set the gremolata sauce aside in the fridge for half an hour to let those amazing flavours develop and dance together.
Other ingredients for baked cod gremolata
The only other ingredients for this baked cod dish are the all-important cod fillet and tomato (this recipe is for one, by the way, just add extra for more people).
Like everything I do in the kitchen, this is an easy recipe but that doesn’t mean that it lacks in flavour and punch.
How to make it
All you do to make this dish is make the gremolata sauce as shown above. Place the cod and tomatoes on a baking dish and spoon over the sauce.
Now simply bake in a preheated oven.
Serve it with a salad on the side if you are being nice and healthy, or a baked potato if you couldn’t give a toss about the carbs. The choice, as ever my darlings is yours!
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Baked cod with gremolata sauce
- 100 g cod fillet
- 1 tomato
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 lemon zest and juice
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1 tbsp basil chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Make the gremolata first by whizzing garlic, lemon zest and juice, fresh herbs and olive oil
- Set aside in fridge for 30 minutes to allow flavours to develop
- Place fish in baking tray and cover with gremolata sauce
- Quarter the tomato and arrange around the dish
- Season with salt and pepper
- Bake uncovered for 20 mins
- Serve with a green salad