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Baked Cod with Avocado Salsa Verde

Baked Cod with Avocado Salsa Verde | Dads That Cook

By Jason Glover

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Simple and healthy baked cod topped with a robust salsa verde that's a breeze to make! This makes an impressive midweek meal!

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

For the Cod
 1 lb cod
 cooking oil
 kosher salt
 pepper
 ¼ cup cilantro
 4 lime wedges
 ¼ cup pomegranate arils
For the Salsa Verde
 2 jalapeños
 ½ red onion
 1 shallot
 3 cloves garlic
 Juice of 2 limes
 6 tomatillos
 ¼ cup cilantro
 cooking oil
 kosher salt
 pepper
 1 avocado

Prepare the Salsa Verde
1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

2

Roughly chop the jalapeños, red onion, and tomatillos. Peel and lightly smash the garlic.

3

Transfer the jalapeños, onion, tomatillos, and garlic to a roasting pan and drizzle with about a tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Transfer to the oven and roast for 30 minutes.

4

Throw the roasted veggies in a blender or food processor and add the lime juice, cilantro, and about 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth.

5

Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Add the avocado and blend again until smooth.

Bake the Cod
6

Increase the oven temperature to 425°F.

7

Place the cod filet on a baking sheet, brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

8

Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

9

Plate the cod and spoon the salsa verde over the top. Garnish with cilantro, lime wedges, and pomegranate arils. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Credit = Bobby Flay

Ingredients

For the Cod
 1 lb cod
 cooking oil
 kosher salt
 pepper
 ¼ cup cilantro
 4 lime wedges
 ¼ cup pomegranate arils
For the Salsa Verde
 2 jalapeños
 ½ red onion
 1 shallot
 3 cloves garlic
 Juice of 2 limes
 6 tomatillos
 ¼ cup cilantro
 cooking oil
 kosher salt
 pepper
 1 avocado

Directions

Prepare the Salsa Verde
1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

2

Roughly chop the jalapeños, red onion, and tomatillos. Peel and lightly smash the garlic.

3

Transfer the jalapeños, onion, tomatillos, and garlic to a roasting pan and drizzle with about a tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Transfer to the oven and roast for 30 minutes.

4

Throw the roasted veggies in a blender or food processor and add the lime juice, cilantro, and about 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth.

5

Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Add the avocado and blend again until smooth.

Bake the Cod
6

Increase the oven temperature to 425°F.

7

Place the cod filet on a baking sheet, brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

8

Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

9

Plate the cod and spoon the salsa verde over the top. Garnish with cilantro, lime wedges, and pomegranate arils. Serve and enjoy!

Baked Cod with Avocado Salsa Verde

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