We are a meat and potato kind of family. It is not that we don’t like all kinds of food, sometimes it is just too easy to make a protein and a potato of some sort and add a vegetable; voila dinner is served. The other day I grabbed a fresh cod fillet that looked awesome. It was pretty hot out so I wanted to make something quick and light. I love seeing fresh fish baked or pan seared with a light summer salsa spooned over it on the cover of magazines. They look absolutely delicious to me but yet I barely ever make anything like it. I also know it would be better for us and I know it has to be super easy and take a whole lot less time. Maybe this summer I will try to make some version of a fish and salsa dish at least once a month. I thought about writing once a week but I figured I should start with baby steps and not try to commit to adding it to my weekly rotations; just yet. Though if we had a local fish market, I would definitely make the commitment; in writing no less.
When I picked up the fish I also grabbed a few mangoes thinking that would make a great salsa and that it would definitely go with the cod. I wasn’t sure what else I was going to put with it but I figured I had a start. I love having fresh herbs right outside the kitchen. The planters I bought go over the railing and they are awesome!
A simple salt and pepper on the fish and place it in the oven, while it is cooking I made my salsa to spoon over the top using some of my fresh cilantro. I also made some sweet potato wedges using some of my fresh rosemary. Everything was coming together quite nicely and fast as i knew they would.
Cod about 1lb and half cut into 3-4 portion size
Salt and pepper both sides
Paprika both sides
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 400’ F just till cooked through and easily flakes
2 mangoes peeled and diced
½ red pepper diced
1 Lime fresh squeezed
1-2 Chopped fresh scallion
1 tsp Chopped fresh cilantro
Place fish on your plate spoon over mango salsa and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from chocolate slopes 2015