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This Cod with Cherry Tomatoes recipe is a perfect choice when you are craving a healthy and delicious meal, but are short on time. The combination of tender cod filets with a vibrant cherry tomato sauce is not only flavorful, but also simple to prepare.

A white plate filled with three seared cod filets that are topped with a jammy, cherry tomato sauce and garnished with fresh herbs.

Why You Should Make This Easy Cod Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This easy cod recipe is ready in under 20 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Healthy: Packed with protein from the cod and antioxidants from the cherry tomatoes.
  • Flavorful: A delicious blend of garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs.
  • Impressive: A beautiful fish dish that looks and tastes like it came from a restaurant.

Ingredients

  • Cod: Substitute with your favorite white fish such as haddock, halibut, flounder or Chilean sea bass.
  • Seasoning Blend: Feel free to use your favorite seasoning blend for the fish.

For the Sauce:

  • Cherry Tomatoes: Substitute with grape tomatoes, diced Roma tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes (drained).
  • Crushed Red Pepper: Substitute with cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce. Feel free to leave out.
  • Chicken or Vegetable Broth: Substitute with fish broth, seafood stock or with white wine.
  • Herbs: Easily replace or add fresh thyme and/or rosemary.

How to Prepare Cod with Cherry Tomatoes

This Cod with Cherry Tomatoes recipe is a perfect blend of simplicity and flavor, making it an ideal choice for any home cook.

  1. Pat the cod filets dry and season both sides with the seasoning blend. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add minced garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Add halved cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 7-8 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and jammy.
  5. Pour in the broth, lemon juice and zest. Continue to simmer on low heat.
  6. In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  7. Place the fish in the pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until a crust forms on the bottom.
  8. Gently flip the filets and cook for another few minutes until the fish flakes easily, and is fully-cooked.
  9. Transfer the cod to a serving platter.
  10. Stir fresh basil and parsley into the tomato sauce.
  11. Spoon the sauce over the cooked cod filets.
  12. Garnish with the remaining fresh herbs.

How to Serve and Store

  • Serve this delicious cod dish with a side of steamed vegetables, a light salad, steamed rice or potatoes, for a complete meal.
  • Pair with crusty bread to soak up the flavorful sauce.

Storing Leftovers:

  • Store any leftover cod and sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat, gently warm the cod and sauce in a pan over low heat until heated through. Avoid microwaving, as it can make the fish tough.

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A white plate filled with three seared cod filets that are topped with a jammy, cherry tomato sauce and garnished with fresh herbs.

Cod with Cherry Tomatoes


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This Cod with Cherry Tomatoes recipe is a perfect choice when you are craving a healthy and delicious meal, but are short on time.


Ingredients

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For the Cod:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds cod, cut into filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

For the Sauce:

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh torn basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Combine salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Pat the cod filets dry and season both sides with the seasoning blend. Set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil for the sauce in a pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a minute, until fragrant.
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and jammy.
  6. Pour in the broth, lemon juice and lemon zest. Continue to simmer on low heat while you prepare the cod.
  7. In a separate pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  8. Place the seasoned cod filets in the pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until a crust forms on the bottom.
  9. Gently flip the filets and cook for another few minutes, until the fish flakes easily and is fully-cooked.
  10. Transfer the cod to a serving platter.
  11. Stir fresh basil and parsley into the tomato sauce, reserving a little for garnish.
  12. Spoon the sauce over the cooked cod filets.
  13. Garnish with the remaining fresh herbs.
  14. Serve immediately and ENJOY!
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Notes

  • Choose fresh cod filets for the best flavor.
  • If using frozen cod, be sure to thaw properly.
  • Pat the cod dry thoroughly before seasoning to help spices adhere better and create a good crust when searing.
  • Cut cod filets into even sizes to ensure they cook evenly.
  • Preheat your pan properly before adding the cod to get a nice sear and prevent sticking.
  • Handle cod gently with a spatula to keep the delicate filets intact.
  • Allow cherry tomatoes to cook until they burst and become jammy for a richer sauce.
  • Add fresh basil and parsley at the end of cooking to preserve their bright flavors and color.
  • Taste the sauce before serving and adjust salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Serve the cod and sauce immediately after cooking for the best texture and flavor.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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