Ahhhhhh … another new year. Another year for me to resolve to get fit. Sigh. Some day … some day … it won’t be resolve to get fit but to stay fit. I’m going to talk more about my goal progress/new goals next week, but since so many people want to eat a bit lighter after the holidays, I decided to post two healthy recipes this week to help get you back on track. Or me on track. Whatever.
Fish is so good for you and I need to incorporate it more regularly into my meal plans. I admit that for many years I actively disliked fish. And I still do dislike those frozen fish sticks that school cafeterias serve during lent. Bleech.
However, I don’t hate all fried fish as beer-battered fish is yummy, but that really doesn’t scream healthy or getting fit, unfortunately. 🙁
On the other hand, this citrus cod is super healthy, flavorful and delicious and truly is a great meal to jumpstart a year of getting fit. It’s baked (or essentially steamed) in a foil packet. You could certainly use parchment paper instead, which may be a bit fancier if you’re serving this to company or trying to impress your family.
I used foil because MaxE is never impressed by my cooking (rude!), and I also ran out of parchment paper a few months ago. Regardless of whichever you use, both make clean-up a breeze, which is always music to my ears.
The fish bakes on top of orange and lemon slices and is covered with good-for-you veggies like zucchini, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. You could certainly adjust the veggies to your family’s favorites — just keep in mind that they need to be fully cooked within 20 minutes. You don’t want them to be under or overcooked.
I served with this with a lemony quinoa, which was so good. I’ll be sharing that recipe with you on Friday. And I must confess that I double, triple and possible quadrupled dipped my spoon into it. Thank goodness it is good for you!
I hope this heart-healthy recipe makes into your regular rotation! Enjoy!