Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cod in a Spicy Tomato Saffron sauce

Have you noticed? it has been a month since my last posting...Been busy with my new job at Ardeo. I am Catering manager at our King's Way location, and I am also learning the restaurant managing side of the business. Long hours but i really enjoy it!

So, back to dinner tonight. I wanted something simple and light...Fish and a nice easy tomato sauce and here it is! Inspired by a recipe I found in this month's Food and Wine magazine, this recipe is easy and usually, most of us have all the ingredients at hand..except the fish!

Cod in a Spicy Tomato Saffron sauce

Serves 4

2 lbs cod (or haddock)
1 orange, sliced thin (after you took the zest)
A few sprigs oregano
Olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp crushed red pepper
3 lbs plum tomatoes
5 springs oregano
3 large stripes orange zest
1 tsp saffron threads, crushed
Olive oil

In a large saute pan, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add the garlic and red pepper and cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
Add the tomatoes and cook 5 more minutes.
Add the oregano, the saffron and the orange zest. 
Cook for about 1/2 hour on medium low.

While the sauce is simmering, prepare the cod. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the orange slices and oregano on top of the fish and transfer to hot grill. Cook for about 7 minutes and place in a serving dish.
Pour the sauce on top and serve with rice or quinoa.

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