I’m not a huge fan of fish but when prepared well, I don’t mind eating it. This recipe is very healthy because its packed with protein and loaded with a variety of vegetables. The colorful vegetables also make it a beautiful dish to serve at dinner parties. This cod may take a little bit of time to prepare because its tightly folded into a sheet of parchment paper before being put in the oven to bake. Although the preparation might be time consuming, it only cooks for 10 minutes and the taste is so worth it.

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 Ingredients:

4 (6-8 oz) cod fillets

Salt & pepper to taste

2-3 tbsp butter

2-3 cloves garlic, zested

4 slices fresh lemon

1/2 medium red bell pepper, thinly julienned

1/2 medium orange bell pepper, thinly julienned

1/2 medium carrot, thinly julienned

12 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

2 green onions, chopped

4 tsp chopped fresh dill

4 tsp chopped fresh parsley

4 tsp dry sherry

Directions:

 

 

1. Cut the lemon, carrot, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Then chop the green onion, dill, and parsley.

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2. Cut 4  (15 x 15) inch pieces of parchment paper and fold each in half just to make a crease. Then place thin slice of butter on the bottom half.

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3. Place the cod fillet on top of the butter and season it with salt and pepper. Then spread about 1/4 tsp zested garlic on the fish.

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4. Add 1 slice of lemon on top and begin adding a thin layer of bell peppers, carrots, cherry tomato halves, green onion, dill, and parsley.

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5. Add another thin slice of butter and 1 tbsp of dry cherry on top each cod fillet.

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6. Fold the parchment paper back over and begin making small folds along the edge so that you end up with a half circle.

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7. Once all of the fillets are tightly folded into the parchment paper, place them onto a baking sheet and bake in a 390 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the fillet.

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Note: Brown rice goes really well with this recipe. You can find the recipe to my easy brown and wild rice here on my blog. If you prefer to use a different fish, halibut is a great substitute for this dish.

 

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Baked Cod with Vegetables
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 (6-8 oz) cod fillets
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, zested
  • 4 slices fresh lemon
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, thinly julienned
  • ½ medium orange bell pepper, thinly julienned
  • ½ medium carrot, thinly julienned
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tsp dry sherry
Instructions
  1. Cut the lemon, carrot, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Then chop the green onion, dill, and parsley.
  2. Cut 4 (15 x 15) inch pieces of parchment paper and fold each in half just to make a crease. Then place thin slice of butter on the bottom half.
  3. Place the cod fillet on top of the butter and season it with salt and pepper. Then spread about ¼ tsp zested garlic on the fish.
  4. Add 1 slice of lemon on top and begin adding a thin layer of bell peppers, carrots, cherry tomato halves, green onion, dill, and parsley.
  5. Add another thin slice of butter and 1 tbsp of dry cherry on top each cod fillet.
  6. Fold the parchment paper back over and begin making small folds along the edge so that you end up with a half circle.
  7. Once all of the fillets are tightly folded into the parchment paper, place them onto a baking sheet and bake in a 390 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the fillet.