Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In the kitchen

I'm always on the lookout for recipes with fish that are easy to make and successful.  Dan and I both love all kinds of fish, but I'm just not used to cooking it, so we never know what we're going to get!

This one is so simple and delicious. I found it in the September 2015 issue of Rachel Ray Magazine.

Butter-Basted Cod with Tarragon Corn

2 cod fillets (5 oz. each)
3 Tbs. butter
1 1/2 cups (or two ears) of fresh corn kernels
3 Tbs. chopped shallot
2 Tbs. fresh tarragon leaves
2 lemon wedges
In a large skillet, cook cod in butter over medium-high, basting, 2 to 3 minutes per side.  Season with salt & pepper; transfer to plates. In same skillet, cook corn, shallot and tarragon over medium-high, 3 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.
Serve with cod and lemon wedges.  Be sure to give it a nice spritzing of the fresh lemon juice!
Serves  2.
Yes, I used more butter.  I just can't help myself! And I didn't get a picture of it all cooked, but let me tell you, it's a pretty dish with the fish browned slightly and speckled with pepper, golden corn and deep green tarragon leaves.  Yum.  You can use frozen corn, but in the summer, I like to figure out any way I can to use fresh sweet corn, because it's available for such a short time.
Bon appetite!



Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

He likes fish... Me, not so much... I know... He is right... :-)

Dewena said...

Fish is my favorite entree,and this sounds delicious because I have found that the very best fish is usually the simplest. And yes, butter and lemon, a must!

Nice supper!

Kelly said...

I will try this! As you know, I'm not the best cook but I can follow a recipe, plus I need to figure out how to fix other fish besides salmon. Thanks!

Mereknits said...

Yum, I am coming over for dinner!