Need some new simple fish recipes? There are tons below (scroll down), but first, I’ll show you which idea I used: Baked Fish with Tangy Lemon Garlic Cream Cheese Sauce… The flavors explode in your mouth!
I’ve told you before that I stink at planning out meals, but once in a while I’ll think ahead maybe a day or two. This week I made Parmesan Pesto Pasta with Seasoned Chicken recipe (I ate it without pasta since I’m trying to watch the carbs again, more on that soon), and made a TON of pesto, so we would have leftovers for this yummy fish recipe the next night… (Pictured on the right.)
However, I learned that someone ATE it, so I had to come up with a plan B. I posted this to my Facebook page:
My dinner needs your help! Does anyone have an easy idea for making some yummy cod tonight? I was going to use a recipe from the blog with our leftover pesto but someone ate it, so I need a new idea! (Something that doesn’t include breading, please.) THANKS!
Further below are ALL the responses, and here’s the recipe for the one I used… (Thank you @LeahWood!)
Baked Fish with Tangy Lemon Garlic Cream Cheese Sauce
- Butter a 9×13 glass baking dish and place cod fillets in the bottom, cutting pieces to be evenly sized. (So they’re all done about the same time.) I found preservative-free cod at Trader Joe’s with only ONE ingredient! (Most at local grocery stores have nasty chemical preservatives.)
- Season fillets with sea salt and pepper (lemon pepper is really good!)
- Mix together the following with your stick blender:
- 8 oz. cream cheese (I use organic) – I made it with 2-8 oz. packages, but that was too much and we ended up eating the leftovers as a veggie dip – so good!
- Liberally add sea salt and pepper (lemon pepper is great, too) – about 1/2 tsp. of the salt and 1/8th tsp. pepper.
- Add about 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic.
- Add the juice from 2 lemons and the zest from one. I love my over-the-cup strainer, but can’t find that one, something like this one would work just as well.
- Spread it around the top of the fish and bake ’til fish is flaky (done!) – I baked it about 30 minutes on 425*.
It sure doesn’t come out of the oven looking too pretty, but when I put it on the plate I was able to get a better picture for this post!
Want more ideas and recipes for fish? There are a lot below!
(Keep in mind that, obviously, I don’t recommend the recipes mentioned using “vegonaise” – ick. Read more about healthy fats here.)
Kelly Garrard Smith What about something like this??http://allrecipes.com/recipe/broiled-tilapia-parmesan/
Donna Arens Ellis Even if it’s low-fat, gluten free breading? I love this recipe (I use Barramundi, and I leave the fillets whole ) http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/gwyneth-paltrow-family-recipes
Kelly the Kitchen Kop Donna Arens Ellis – I’m not into low-fat foods and wouldn’t use the ‘Vegenaise’ that it calls for (see my post about healthy fats here:http://kellythekitchenkop.com/2008/08/healthy-fats-oils.html), but some GF breading might pass my ‘picky test’. Healthy Fats & Oils – Learn the Truth! | Kelly the Kitchen Kop
- Tiani Heider We like our cod fried: Turn into season flour, shake off excess. Pop pieces into the freezer for about ten, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat up oil, and assemble two bowls-one with whole eggs and a splash of milk, and the other with straight Panko. When the cod is very firm to the touch, but not completely frozer through….dip into egg mixture, toss into panko to coat, and then into the fryer-350 degrees until they are golden brown. We serve with home made zucchini relish made up into tartar sauce.
- Kelly the Kitchen Kop Oh. My. Gosh you guys, you are AWESOME! I’m going to have to turn all these replies into a post so I don’t forget to try more of your ideas!!!!!! Keep ’em coming and I’ll include them all. If you have a website (and/or a link to your recipe idea), add that here, too, and I’ll include it in my post.
- Jill Krantz I butter a shallow baking dish, lay the fish in there. Sprinkle with salt, and a nice green curry blend (Thai is great), and then pour a can or carton of coconut CREAM over the top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cook rice with garlic, chile flakes, lime juice and cilantro. Serve fish and coconut curry cream over the rice.
Emily Muffett Jefferies Made this awhile back and liked it!http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/roasted-pacific-cod-olives-lemon-10000001664782/index.html
- Jamie Brummel Sorry I don’t have a recipe per se with exact measurements, but I often cook from feel. Mix @ 1/2 c. mayo with 1/2 c. regular sour cream. Add (to taste) southwest or Cajun seasoning, salt, paprika, a little onion powder, marjoram, and fresh lime juice. Whisk to combine. (I try to balance the lime with the kick of the southwestern or Cajun seasoning.) Cover a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Add frozen fillets. Baste with sauce liberally, covering fish. Bake according to package directions. About 2/3 of the way through, carefully drain liquid from pan, rebasting fish with sauce. (It tends to slide off.) Before returning it to the oven, grate fresh Romano cheese on top. Finish baking, browning cheese under broiler at end once fish flakes easily with a fork. Enjoy!
- Jodie Hagan We like to eat fish Ghanaian style (my husband is from Ghana, and the YUMMY foods are sooo good for you – lots of fermented grains mmmm). Fry the fish with salt and pepper. In a separate pot make an oil based spicy tomato “stew.” Cover the bottom of the pan with olive oil and add a large chopped onion to soften. Then add a can of tomato sauce or diced tomatoes (or both) and turn up to a boil – careful not to burn. The sauce should have a lot of oil, so the spices that are added can incorporate evenly without being grainy. You can either add fresh or powdered, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper to taste, and of course, salt. We like it a bit on the spicy side (it is not a sweet spaghetti sauce). After cooking the stew for 15 minutes or longer, you can add the fish to the pot to warm the fish up and serve it over rice.
- Carrie Hoult Perez Olive or coconut oil on a piece of foil,season as you like before you set the fish on the oil, too( I like dill, salt, pepper, garlic, even onion…whatever) and then season the top also, put lemon slices on top and wrap up for the grill or put in the oven. I do this with any fish and it always tastes great! You could use chopped nuts of some kind on top for those recipes above, instead of bread crumbs depends what seasonings you use.
- Becky Marshall Pioneer woman has a great fish recipe (I think she uses cod for it-we use whatever fish we have on hand). But you fry on one side on high heat and throw it in the oven for a bit and then make a garlic lemon butter sauce. So delish!!
- Jennifer Ostermeyer We’ve been making them on the grill lately. I let everyone make their own, top it with veggies of choice, butter, olive oil, s&P and garlic. Wrap in foil, and its done fast. No clean up!!!!