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Seafood Rookie

April 21,2009
I spent the first two-thirds of my life refusing to eat any seafood that didn't come from the Gordon Fisherman. I remember moving to the East Coast as a fresh college graduate and wondering how anyone could eat all the different types of seafood offered locally. These are the same types of seafood I now gobble up at any opportunity. But despite my now fervent love of seafood, I still usually defer to SPH for any home cooking of seafood. I am determined to increase my seafood confidence in the kitchen and this new recipe I tried last week has helped me on my mission. This recipe is simple enough for a seafood rookie like me, quick, healthful and tasty. You simply marinate the fish and pop it in the oven to cook. Citrus Baked Cod Zest of one orange (need a quick tutorial on how to zest an orange?) 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (hint: just use the orange you just zested) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 teaspoon salt dash of red pepper flakes (optional) 2 teaspoons fresh chopped cilantro or parsley 1 -1 1/2 pound cod or other mild white fish (such as tilapia) Mix the zest, juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper, salt, red pepper flakes and cilantro or parsley in a shallow dish. Add the fish. Marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the fish on a baking sheet (line it will foil for a really easy clean up) and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the fish flakes gently when you touch it with a fork. Serves 4. Interested in the lovely risotto underneath the fish? Click here. SPC