Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad
(Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, such as olive oil. This recipe for cod with melted tomatoes and shaved fennel and orange salad combines healthy olive oil, fish, fruits and veggies all in one amazing dish!
Of the cooking oils most commonly used in North America, such as olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and various vegetable oils, olive oil contains the most monounsaturated fat, which is widely recognized for its potential role in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. In fact, beginning in 2016, olive oils will display the American Heart Association’s Heart Check-Mark* to alert consumers about olive oil’s heart-healthy benefits. Find more heart-healthy recipes at AboutOliveOil.org.
Today’s recipe is a fish dish, using cod, with tons of amazing flavors. Don’t let the length of the recipe scare you. It is divided into parts, but it really is quite manageable you will find once you read the entire recipe before you make it. If your store does not have fresh cod you might try substituting with pollock, halibut, sole, flounder, orange roughy, haddock, tilapia, or even catfish. The melted tomato portion adds a heartiness to the dish which fills us up. The fennel and orange salad then tops it off with bright and full flavored notes. If you have some picky eaters in your family I would suggest making it and just presenting it and not telling them what it is before they eat it. Sometimes people get nervous when they hear ingredients but if they taste it first they enjoy it.
Is this a recipe you will try? What changes, if any, would you make?
*Heart-Check Certification does not apply to recipes.
Source: North American Olive Oil Association