This dish is summer bliss

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 7:15pm

If you have a garden, as I do, my guess is that you are currently inundated with tomatoes and looking for new ideas on how to use them. This recipe is
the perfect summer night dinner. Fresh seafood in a Superbly Herby crust surrounded by sweet, blistered garden tomatoes... quick, easy, and so delicious!

Superbly Herby Pan-Seared Cod and Tomato Skillet
1⁄2 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 1⁄2 – 3 pounds cod fillets, skinned
3 lemons
1⁄2 cup flour

3 tablespoons Dish off the Block Superbly Herby Seasoning*

3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat 1⁄4 cup of the olive oil and the butter in a large cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.
Cut the cod into portion-size pieces (about 4 to 5 ounces... or if you have a teenage son, 8 to 10 ounces!).

Combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the zest from one lemon and the juice of one lemon in a large bowl. Then, combine the flour and the Superbly Herby seasoning in a shallow baking dish or pie plate and whisk to combine.

Dip each portion of fish in the lemon mixture, let excess drain off, and then, dredge to coat in the herby flour. Place the cod top-side-down (the more
rounded side) in the hot skillet. Drizzle the fish (bottom side) with 2 more tablespoons of olive oil. Let cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side until browned
and gingerly flip over to ensure the herby crust adheres.
Add the tomatoes to the pan, around the fish, and drizzle them with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Season everything with the salt and pepper.
Lightly toss the tomatoes to coat.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the tomatoes are lightly blistered.
Remove from the oven and squeeze the juice from one of the remaining lemons over the pan. Garnish with the chopped parsley and lemon slices. Devour!

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*You can get her Superbly Herby and other spice blends on the island at the BIG, Dick’s Fish, or The Block Island Trading Company! If you are not on-island, you can buy them on the blog.