We have a 2 for 1 recipe today at Idiot’s Kitchen.
Recipe #1 – Zucchini & Corn Sauté makes a light, healthy, and flavorful side dish.
Recipe #2 – Baked Cod with Zucchini & Corn Sauté puts that side dish to work in a big way!
This recipe was a happy accident created during another dinner last week.
I’d made the zucchini & corn side dish and another fish recipe that had what turned out to be an unfortunate sautéed bell pepper topping.
I ended up scraping those bell peppers to the side and scooting the fish on over to the zucchini.
It’s a win-win dinner. Make just the veggies or add some protein and call it a meal.
Quick and easy, this entire dinner cooks in about 15 minutes.
Here’s what you need:
Fish, Zucchini, Corn, Lime, Garlic, Fresh Parsley (not pictured), Pecorino Romano, Olive Oil, Dried Basil, Dried Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes, Old Bay Seasoning (optional, not pictured), Salt & Pepper.
Preheat the oven too 400 degrees.
I plan on 6-8 ounces of fish per person. Here I’m using some lovely wild caught cod but any nice flaky white fish like halibut, corvina, or snapper would do.
If you live in Florida, this recipe would be great with grouper. You could also grill or broil your fish.
Grease or spray a baking dish big enough to accommodate your fish. I prefer to bake mine whole rather than in individual portions so that it doesn’t dry out.
I’ve seasoned the fish with salt & pepper and added just a little sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning. Old Bay was made for seafood. It can taste overwhelmingly of shrimp boil if you use too much, but a light dusting is a great way to easily season fish.
Bake the fish at 400 degrees for 10-14 minutes, depending of thickness, until it is cooked through and lightly flakes when poked with a fork.
This whole dish comes together in the 10 minutes it takes to cook the fish so if you are having anything else to eat, be sure it is also ready to go.