Healthy veggie/white fish recipePosted: March 9, 2015
With Lent upon us and meatless Fridays or just plain healthy eating, this recipe is great. This was very easy to whip up, throw in the oven and let it do it’s thing!
Light, healthy, and delicious!
1 pound zucchini, ends trimmed and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1/2 pound plum tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped into 1/2-inch-pieces (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Ground black pepper
4 tablespoons vermouth or dry white wine
4 skinless cod fillets (about 6 oz each)
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Toss zucchini with 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl; transfer to colander set over bowl. Let stand until zucchini releases 1 to 2 tablespoons liquid, about 30 minutes. Arrange zucchini on triple layer paper towels; cover with another triple layer paper towels. Firmly press each slice to remove as much liquid as possible. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl.
Adjust over rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut eight 12-inch sheets of foil; arrange four flat on counter. Mound salted zucchini in center of foil, drizzling vermouth, placing fish on top, then spooning quarter of tomato mixture over each fillet. Place second square of foil on top of fish, crimp edges together in 1/2-inch fold, then fold over three more times to create a packet about 7 inches square. Place packets on rimmed baking sheet.
Bake packets 15 minutes. Carefully open foil, allowing steam to escape away from you. Using thin metal spatula, gently slide fish and vegetables onto plate with any accumulated juices; sprinkle with basil. Serve immediately, passing lemon wedges separately.