Baked Cod

As much as we both love fish and seafood, we really don’t cook it often enough. It’s a bit ridiculous, too, considering the amount of good seafood available around here. To help rectify that sad fact, I’m off to Reading Terminal Market tomorrow morning where there are two fish mongers. I’m going to have some fun!

It took moving east to know that Reading is pronounced REDing. Playing Monopoly on the west coast, we took a ride on the REEDing – as in read a book. Pronounced like it’s spelled. Blame the British…

But I digress…

Reading Terminal Market is my go-to for Martin’s Sausages, and I love just meandering around and picking up a few things here and there. Downtown Cheese is always one of my stops and a cup of Old City Coffee usually starts my shopping morning. I’ll usually grab some fresh fish, a bit of produce, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I lead a rough life.

And it was rough eating dinner, tonight… Moist, succulent baked cod on a bed of vegetables. Rough, indeed.

I started off with celery root, fennel, onion, garlic, green beans, and mushrooms. I put them into an oven-proof braising pan and sautéed them in a drizzle of olive oil. I added some salt, pepper, dill, and thyme. When the veggies started to brown a bit, I added about a cup of white wine and let it cook down.

I then added the fish fillets on top, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a thinly-sliced lemon on top of the fish. Into a 375°F oven for 10 minutes.

It worked. Really well.