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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.
uncooked Pacific cod1 ¼ pound(s), or halibut, about 1⁄2 inch thick, cut into fours
basil⅓ cup(s), fresh, finely chopped
uncooked red onion(s)¼ cup(s), sliced, finely chopped
uncooked unenriched white cornmeal3 Tbsp
olive oil1 Tbsp
fresh lime juice2 tsp
table salt½ tsp
black pepper½ tsp, freshly ground
- Preheat the oven to 500°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray. Place the fish in the baking dish.
- 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.