Nothing Fishy About This Elegant Meal. Peanut Crusted Cod Turned the Tide on Ho-Hum Monday Fare.Main Course / October 28, 2014
I’ve been crazy busy lately. My to do list is beyond intimidating and here it is, 8:55 p.m. and I still haven’t crossed off the last task. But ya gotta eat for heaven’s sake, right? So at 5:30 I took a much needed break and did my best to mess up the kitchen — but good. (Like I needed something else to clean? Oh, well.)
I would categorize this as a #fabin40 recipe, but I was hurrying so fast that it was more like an episode from Chopped. And if you were making it, it might take about 50 minutes or longer so I didn’t push the whole 40 minute promise. HOWEVER, this is an incredibly quick meal. I was back in my office, working away on my computer, within 60 minutes. (I had to take photos of my food and that takes a bit of time, too!)
So here’s the gist. Flaky, moist cod is crusted with crushed, salted peanuts, a bit of curry powder, ginger powder, cumin and salt and pepper and baked in a 400 degree oven. The green beans were sauteed with stock and balsamic along with some raisins and apricots, and it was all served on a bed of fluffy rustic mashed potatoes that were just white potatoes boiled, then rough mashed with a fork with butter, cream, and salt and pepper. BAM! Download the recipe for the main and side dish and you’ll see my step-by-step instructions make it pretty darned easy to dazzle the other fishes in the sea, even when you’re still trying to find your flippers.