Tomato Basil Baked Cod with Sautéed
Bok Choy & Buttered Jasmine Riced
About this Recipe
By: Morgana Jane
Delicious, light, tasty, and quick! What’s not to love about this simple baked cod dinner! Toss everything into a bowl with the seasoning, pour it into a baking dish – 20 minutes later dinner is on the table!
1 lb cod cut into 8 slices
1 ½ c cherry tomatoes, left whole
1 small onion, cut into thinly sliced rounds
1 lemon, zested then cut into thin rounds
¼ c olive oil
1 ½ tsp garlic granules
½ tsp salt
20 cracks black pepper
8 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
2 tbsp capers
Pinch of Rosemary
Pinch of Sage
1 ¼ c jasmine rice
Butter for rice
2 small bok choy, chopped
Butter to sauté
Oh, Those Tomatoes!
My favorite thing about this meal is the way the roasted cherry tomatoes burst in your mouth and create a little tidal wave of deliciousness!
The fresh basil? Mmmm is such a lovely compliment to the cod! Simple, delicious and delightfully fresh flavors throughout!
Step by Step Instructions
Set the oven to 400° and grease a medium sized oven proof baking dish with olive oil.
Pour ¼ c olive oil into a large bowl along with the garlic, salt, pepper, onion, tomatoes, lemon zest and slices, basil, and fish. Toss until everything is evenly coated then scoop everything into the baking dish. Arrange the ingredients so that most of the lemons are on the bottom of the dish, tomatoes are scattered around the fish, and the onions are on top.
Scatter the capers over top of the fish and sprinkle with a pinch of Rosemary and thyme then pop the dish into the oven for 20 minutes. While the fish is in the oven cook the rice to package instructions. When the rice is done add a bit of butter, mix to combine, then cover to keep warm until the fish is done.
When the fish is about 10 minutes from being done melt a bit of butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat and sauté the bok choy until the stems begin to tender and the green tops have wilted – about 5 minutes then lower the heat to keep warm until you are ready to serve.
When the fish is done share the rice and bok choy across 4 plates and serve the fish along side. Scatter the onions and tomatoes from the baking dish over the fish and spoon the pan drippings from the dish over the fish as well, then sit down and enjoy the splendid, savory flavors of the quick and easy dinner that you have prepared!