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Lentil, Tomato And Olive Baked Cod Recipe

Jodi Moreno /

From More with Less: Whole Food 
Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple by Jodi Moreno © 2018. Photo and recipe reprinted in arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications.

In the new cookbook More with Less, you’ll find more than 130 whole-food recipes, including this one, which each require a maximum of 10 ingredients. It is always great to have a couple of impressive dinner dishes that you can throw together for a party or to feed a crowd without having to do a lot of dishes. This baked fish recipe is perfect for an impromptu gathering. It’s basically a one-dish meal—everything (including cooking the lentils) is done in one pan. You can switch up the cod for whatever fish is local and in season, keeping in mind the cooking time might change depending on the thickness of the fish, so check the fish accordingly while cooking.

Lentil, Tomato And Olive Baked Cod With Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup black lentils
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, halved
  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth or water
  • Four to six 6-oz. fillets cod (or other thick white fish), skin removed
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon Caper Vinaigrette (recipe below) for serving

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the lentils, tomatoes, olives, scallions and lemon into a 9×9-inch baking dish, and pour the vegetable broth over the top, making sure the lentils are submerged. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked al dente and the tomatoes are tender. Remove the dish from the oven.
  2. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel, season with salt and pepper and add the fillets to the dish so they fit snuggly among the lentils and veggies. Roast for 10–12 minutes, until the fish is cooked through and opaque. Serve immediately with a drizzle of the Lemon Caper Vinaigrette over the fillets.

Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp rinsed capers, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp whole-grain mustard
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Preparation

Put the capers, shallots, garlic, mustards, lemon juice, parsley, pinch or two of salt and the pepper in a small mixing bowl, and whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to develop. This will keep for about one week in an airtight container in the fridge.

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