Sunday, November 18, 2018
Health

Try a fresh twist on fish with Cod With Pomegranate and Zucchini en Papillote

The health benefits of eating fish two or three times a week are well-documented. So, as a mom, I知 always looking for creative ways to add fish into our weekly menu.

I love Alaskan cod, which is loaded with omegas and lean protein, and my girls all love the mild flavor. But any mild white fish will work for today痴 recipe, Cod With Pomegranate and Zucchini en Papillote. My kids love the pretty color play between the bright green lime and rich-ruby pomegranate, while I love the fact that I can make a fantastic dinner that isn稚 loaded down with extra fat or empty calories.

I use the papillote method, which is simply loading up a sheet of parchment with fish, aromatics and some quick-cooking veggies and sealing them up into a pouch and baking. Cooking in the cozy, moist heat of the parchment pouch means the fish stays tender as it bathes gently in the steam created by the vegetables and a tiny splash of wine, like a flavorful spa.

The result is fish that is almost impossible to overcook, giving a busy weeknight cook a forgiving window of time for serving dinner.

Cooking in papillote also means you can cook with no additional fat, making fish en papillote a super strategy for anyone watching their caloric intake.

If you feel like living it up a little, add a drizzle of olive oil or a tiny pat of butter. You値l be amazed by how even a tiny bit of fat can make the rest of the ingredients sing.

Make a large papillote to eat family-style, or make smaller, individual papillotes for a dinner party.

Either way, you値l feel like dinner is a tiny bit special.

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