Cod is good for your heart and low in calories!
This recipe is idiot-proof. This is perfect for me because, even though I’m a chef, I love to make easy recipes. I learned many moons ago that I am incapable of having a glass of wine while I’m cooking because, well, everything just goes wrong — I forget ingredients, I burn things, you name in and it will go wrong if I have wine while I’m cooking. But, this roasted turmeric cod recipe is easy enough that I can have my wine and cook fish too!
I’m making myself sound like a lush, but in truth I’m quite a lightweight. But you know how it is, when you really have a taste for something…
So, last week when I wanted fish AND I wanted wine, this was the answer. And, not only is it simple, but it’s deliciously awesome. And it’s got turmeric. And, it goes great with a little Sauvignon Blanc…
I roasted some little baby potatoes to go along with this cod and I had some leftover vegan Caesar salad dressing in the fridge so this shaped up to be an awesome meal!
I’m not a big fan of leftover fish, but if I’m being honest I have to say that three days later whenI found a piece of this cod in the back of the fridge, I was a little excited. I was more than a tad hungry. OK, so maybe I was a bit hangry. I ate it. Cold. With a little tartar sauce. OMG. So good!
The leftover fish was so good that when I make this again, I’m making extra because I want to make fish sandwiches or tacos with the remaining leftover roasted turmeric cod pieces.
If you love fish, you should also try my Perfect Baked Fish Fillets recipe.
Let me tell you about the awesome healing ingredients in this easy roasted turmeric cod recipe:
Fish is great to eat if you feel like you need more energy. It’s also helps with diarrhea and hemorrhoids. I used cod for this recipe, but any firm fleshed sturdy white fish would work great. Cod, like many fish varieties, is good for the cardiovascular system; it helps protect against heart attacks and strokes and helps regulate blood pressure.
Turmeric is actually a Chinese herb (Jiang Huang). It is great for reducing inflammation throughout the body. If you suffer from aches and pains in your joints, try turmeric. It can help relieve menstrual pain and some other abdominal pains but, if you are pregnant, ask your doctor before you eat too much turmeric.
Lemon peels contain calcium, potassium and vitamin C. Lemons are good for your stomach, they help detoxify your body, they balance your pH and they act as an antibacterial. If you have a sore throat or a cough, go for lemons to make things better. Lemons are great for quenching your thirst, and, in China, many years ago, hypertension was treated by drinking tea made from lemon peels. This recipe uses zested lemon peel and lemon juice.
- 2 Tbs grass-fed butter or ghee, melted
- juice and zest of one large lemon
- ¼ cup flour of your choice (I have used tapioca flour, rice flour, and oat flour -- all worked well, but the tapioca flour didn't crisp up as much)
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- ¼ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp turmeric
- fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- 1-1/2 lb cod fillets, cut into 4 to 6 pieces
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Combine melted butter or ghee with lemon juice in a shallow pie plate or bowl.
- In a separate pie plate or bowl, combine the flour and spices.
- Coat the fish in the lemon juice mixture, then roll it gently in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Place the coated fish on the baking tray.
- Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes (if the fish is thick, it may take a bit longer), or until it's cooked how you like it.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle on lemon zest and parsley.