If you are Catholic, Fridays during Lent mean FISH. When I was growing up, fish on Friday meant baked haddock. Every week. These days, my dad is getting a little fancy with his fish ... the following recipe is simple, easy, and DELICIOUS!
Cod Simmered in Tomatoes and Spinach 1 - 2 pounds cod, cut into a few serving size pieces 3 T. olive oil 1 med. onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 4 fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces 1 can diced tomatoes (or 5 or 6 plum tomatoes, diced) 1 t. sugar 1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped (optional) red pepper flakes - a quick shake (optional) 2 c. fresh spinach, wash and remove stem
1. Sprinkle cod with salt and pepper. Set aside. 2. In medium skillet, heat olive oil. Add onion and basil, and a little salt and pepper. 3. Add garlic, chopped tomatoes, sugar, parsley, red pepper flakes. Cook about 8 minutes on medium until sauce is thickened. 4. Place the cod in the tomato sauce, spooning sauce over fish. 5. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until fish is white. 6. Place spinach on top of the fish and cover. Cook until spinach has wilted over the cod - about 2 minutes.
Serve over rice. To make a good rice for this dish ... saute 3 cloves garlic in 1 T. butter, add 1 1/2 c. jasmine rice and 1 chicken bouillon cube, add 3 c. water. Bring to a boil. Return to low and cook for 20 minutes.