Alaskan Cod with Zucchini & Tomatoes.

_78Recently I ate something that… I don’t know.
Didn’t sit well with me.
Whatever it was, my body treated it like a terrorist cell.

Stomach: We need to get these fuckers out of this country immediately and I don’t care how many innocent people we take down with them!
Brain: But sir if we drink more water..
Stomach: There’s bound to be some collateral damage here commander, but everything in this sector has to go!
Enzymes: “But we didn’t..”
Stomach: I SAID GET OUTTA HERE!!

So for the following 24 hours..
Yeaaah.
I don’t wanna get all graphic here but there was literally nothing left in my large intestine.
Sort of like the dot-com boom.
We all thought it was going to last forever.

I recovered.
Naturally.
And started getting genuinely hungry again.
Laying on the couch, debating what to cook.
I wanted to devour a fucking restaurant.
I was ravenous.

But what are you supposed to do when that big redneck comes on TV and says;
“I got big news for you, they’ve now put bacon and cheese together and stuffed it in the crust of a pizza.”
What!?
You know he’s not eating that.
He’s in the guard tower laughing his ass off while the rest of us march into the prison to eat that fucking poison.

So I shut that shit off pronto and made this.
Because fuck that.
Seriously.
Don’t try and tell me how important it is to eat healthy and go green and eat less meat and do all this other shit when you’re practically wafting this super-sized, fuck-you, ball of shit into my living room.

Ahem.
*lady-like cough*

Yeah so this.
You can use any ‘meaty’ white fish to make this really.
It’s all about the protein and lean fats.
Just a heads up though, do not overcook the fish.

I swear if you try to make this and ruin it by overcooking the fish, I’ll fuckin..

I overcooked my fish.

 

Alaskan Cod with Zucchini & Tomatoes.

What I Used.

2 Cod Fillets. 1 med Zucchini. 12-15 Grape Tomatoes. A handful Cilantro. 1 tsp Capers. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper.

What I Did.

Preheat the oven to 500F.
Slice the zucchini whole into thin medallions.
Cut the grape tomatoes, each into 4 pieces.
Mince the cilantro.

In a large saute pan, add 1 tsbp olive oil.
When hot, layer the zucchini in a single layer in the pan.
You may have to do this in batches.
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Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Saute until the side down is lightly browned.
Without flipping, remove the zucchini and repeat with the next batch.
Set aside somewhere warm.

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
Rinse the fish, then season with salt & pepper.
Place in a baking tray or oven-proof pan.
Add the boiling water into the pan until it comes up to about half way up on the fish.
dana fashina blog black_food_blogsPlace the pan in the oven to roast for roughly 5 mins.
Check for doneness by inserting a something metal (a skewer a fork), holding in there for about 8 secs and if it comes out warm, it’s done.

Before serving:
Mix the tomatoes, capers, cilantro and olive oil in a bowl.
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Season lightly with salt and pepper.

To serve, place the zucchini on a plate.
Add the roasted fish on top.
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Top with the tomato-caper mixture.

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57 Comments

  1. Your fish always looks great! I’m not that into fish but have been trying to make a point of cooking it at least once a week. Glad you’re feeling better! Food poisoning sucks so bad.

  2. Doesn’t look overcooked at all. Every time I over cook something The Koala reassures me it’s not burnt, it’s “Cajun”. I love that boy.

    Whenever I am feeling tender or getting over something, I always want soupy foods. Noodle soup, actual soup etc. I have no idea if there is any science to it though. I guess comfort is enough.

  3. Great photos Ms Cake, nothing like a good unscheduled ‘system clean out’ to make one feel like eating delicate, invalid food. Glad I am not the only lunatic, sorry, genius who hears conversations between inanimate objects. I was just writing a post which involves a conversation with a bar of chocolate, it really happened. It did!)

  4. I refuse to believe that this is any kind of recovery food. Aside from the fact this takes more than 90 seconds sequentially on your feet, I mean. And this horrible American fetish for “freshness” in fish! Someday I hope to offer up an awe-full antidote to all this! ;p

    (This which is making me hungry, late at night.)

  5. So sorry to hear you were ill, glad you’re better though. You should drink some bio-K, it’s a probiotic that puts the good bacteria back in your gut.
    We recently turned zucchini into spaghetti, it was raw and next time going to blanche it—delicious. Would work in this dish which BTW looks yummy!

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