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Baked Cod with Chorizo & White Beans

January/February 2008

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This recipe follows the Spanish and Portuguese tradition of pairing mild white fish with full-flavored cured sausage—just a bit gives the whole dish a rich, smoky flavor. Make it a meal: Enjoy with steamed green beans and roasted potatoes tossed with thyme and coarse salt.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Delectable dish...will definitely make it again. I served it with steam broccoli and it worked wonderfully. Gloria- Long Beach, CA "
Baked Cod with Chorizo & White Beans Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces Spanish chorizo (see Tips) or turkey kielbasa, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, divided
  • 1 15-ounce can great northern beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 1/4 pounds cod, cut into 4 pieces (see Tips)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallot, chorizo (or kielbasa) and thyme and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and 1/4 cup wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are broken down and the wine is almost evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in beans and 1/4 teaspoon salt and remove from the heat.
  3. Sprinkle fish with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; place in the prepared baking dish. Top each piece of fish with equal amounts of the tomato mixture (about 1/2 cup per fillet). Pour the remaining 1/4 cup wine into the pan and cover the pan with foil. Bake until the fish is just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve the fish with the sauce spooned over the top.

Tips & Notes

  • Tips: For this recipe we use fully cooked Spanish-style chorizo—spicy pork sausage seasoned with smoked paprika and chile. Find it near other cured sausages in well-stocked supermarkets, specialty food stores or online at tienda.com. Make it a Meal: Enjoy with steamed green beans and roasted potatoes tossed with thyme and coarse salt.
  • Overfishing and trawling have drastically reduced the number of cod in the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic Ocean and destroyed its sea floor. For sustainably fished cod, choose U.S. Pacific cod or Atlantic cod from Iceland and the northeast Arctic. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at seafoodwatch.org.

Nutrition

Per serving: 293 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 66 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 30 g protein; 6 g fiber; 567 mg sodium; 511 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate & Vitamin C (20% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 lean meat


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