Some days I just don’t feel like cooking for more than 15 minutes. Tops. Yet I want really good food. Is it really possible to have fast, easy, nutritious yet delicious food? Well, heck yeah! And this is one of them!
Wholefoods, being only 1 exit from where I live, is my go to seafood place outside my favorite vendors in my local farmers markets. Costco sometimes carry wild caught seafood and and/or responsibly farmed fish as well. I uploaded an app called “Seafood Watch” to my iPhone to keep me updated with what fish is good to eat. At Wholefoods, I usually check out what’s on sale first. If I like it, and it passes my sniff test, then I get it. Fresh fish smells like sea water, never fishy. I am now a regular with my farmers market fish monger. So they usually give me discounts, and/or save the best for me.
Any fish will do well with this pomegranate dish. A fatty fish like salmon will do nicely. OR pork chops…..OR lamb chops! Yums!
I love pomegranate! They are one of those foodies I look forward to when the air gets chillier. They are sooo pretty, very jewel-like in appearance. They are delicious and soooo impressive with their nutritive profile. They are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-high blood pressure, anti-heart disease, etc. etc. Read here.
So here’s the recipe for this delicious and festive looking dish.
- cod -or any fish
- pomegranate seeds
- Italian (flat leaf) parsley, minced
- garlic, mnced
- good extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Do the pomegranate gremolata: in a bowl, mix together all ingredients (except the fish). How much of each ingredient is up to you. For me, the ratio of pomegranate to parsley is 1:1. I like a lot of parsley.
- In a small pan, add 2 swirls of olive oil, slightly brown the garlic in it,(this only takes a minute), then add the parsley. Turn off the heat.
- Add pomegranate.
- Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
- Pat fish to dry using paper towel. Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground pepper to it.
- Brown fish in a swirl or 2 of extra virgin olive oil under medium to medium-high heat, This should only take 2-3 minutes each side, depending on its thickness.
- Top each fillet with the pomegranate gremolata.
- Option: Zest an orange and sprinkle in to the dish. This step makes it taste better and look even more festive!