Basil-Crusted Cod

3
2
2
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
17 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
When buying fresh fish fillets or steaks, look for a fresh mild odor, firm-textured flesh that springs back when pressed with a finger, and a moist appearance.

Ingredients

uncooked Pacific cod

1¼ pound(s), or halibut, about 1⁄2 inch thick, cut into fours

basil

cup(s), fresh, finely chopped

uncooked red onion(s)

¼ cup(s), sliced, finely chopped

uncooked unenriched white cornmeal

3 Tbsp

olive oil

1 Tbsp

fresh lime juice

2 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray. Place the fish in the baking dish.
  2. Combine the basil, onion, cornmeal, oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture evenly on top of each piece of fish. Bake, uncovered, until the fish is just opaque in the center and lightly browned and crisp on top, about 10 minutes. Yields 1 piece of cod per serving.

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