289. Spicy Cod with Lemon Zucchini Couscous (Jamie's Recipes iPhone App, 20-Minute Meals Vol. 3 Pack)
I had some frozen white fish in the freezer, but it turned out to be sole not cod. Still, I'm trying to eat my freezer right now, so I figured it wouldn't make much difference. I defrosted it this morning, and substituted some left over strained tomatoes for the canned tomatoes called for in the recipe. I loved that I could use up one of my garden fresh zucchinis for this too!
To start, I minced a clove of garlic, picked some cilantro from the garden, and removed the leaves. I also finely chopped part of a very hot red chile. I sauteed the cilantro stalks, half the garlic, and the chile in a little olive oil, and then added the tomatoes. I let this simmer while I sauteed the remainder of the garlic in another pan, with some roughly chopped zucchini and onion, and a pinch of ground cumin. I also poured some boiling water over a bowl of couscous and let this soak for a few minutes. I added my fish to the simmering tomato sauce, and I combined my couscous with my veggies. I seasoned both pans with salt and pepper, and added the juice of half a lemon to the couscous.
I took pictures of this dish in stages. First on the plate, the couscous/veggie mixture.
Then, the fish.
Finally, the rest of the tomato sauce, and a sprinkling of the cilantro leaves. Voila, lunch!
I really enjoyed this. I would never have thought to use tomato sauce with fish and/or couscous! The spiciness of the chile really made it special. It almost tasted like a quick curry......definitely something I'd make again.