Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fresh cod with tomato & shrimp sauce

Weekday menus need to be simple, healthy and tasty. But some weeks, we feel stuck to what we always eat. For us, we try to include fish every week and always make it a different preparation. That makes us feel creative and refreshed!

If you or your family usually don't eat fish because you're not sure on how to make it, this could become a favorite.
Give it a try! Double ingredients for a larger meal, as needed.

Serves 2:

4 thick fresh cod fillets seasoned with paprika, lemon and salt + pepper on both sides
1 lb of clean, skinless, uncooked shrimp, any size
1/2 lemon
1/4 teaspoon garlic or onion powder
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 small onion, diced
a sprinkle or crushed red pepper
1 small bell pepper in stripes (optional)
a handful of chives or italian parsley, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Let the shrimp marinate for a few minutes in the lemon juice and garlic powder while you prepare the sauce.
In a large skillet, pan fry the onion with some oil spray or a dash of vegetable oil until traslucent, about 3 minutes.
Add tomato sauce and bell pepper. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add the seasoned fish fillets and cook for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp, geltly stirring without breaking the fillets and let it cook for 5 more minutes or until shrimp is pink. Let it sit for an extra 5 minutes and add the herbs before serving. Don't overcook or your shrimp can pratically disappear, depending on how small the ones you chose are!

Usually this would be served over white or brown rice but you can just serve a nice iceberg lettuce salad or with a side of olive oil tossed pasta.

Have a happy week!

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