Pan-Seared Marinated Cod on Wilted Spinach

by Jenn on March 17, 2009

in Dairy Free,Diabetic Friendly,Gluten Free,Seafood


I tried a new thing with for this meal, using cod filets.  Sorry they weren’t freshly caught, I do live 500 miles from a coast.  I understand this was not terribly eco-friendly of me, and I apologize.  Ha this is why I need to live on the coast again, I miss fish so much!  I could get fish from Lake Erie, but I know what all flows into Lake Erie, and I limit myself to like 3 Erie fish a year.  I also limit my Atlantic Ocean fish intake, because of the much higher levels of contaminants such as mercury, etc. in Atlantic seafood.  On a positive note though, fish is very good for you, and tends to have high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, with the oilier fishes having the most (like salmon).

I marinated the cod for 3hrs, pan-seared it, and served it over wilted spinach.  I love marinating fish, because it just makes it so tender and full of flavor.  My one suggestion different from my meal is to not also cook the spinach in the marinade, it was too much.  Just the cod is plenty of flavor enough.

I know the marinade is nothing authentic, and probably seems like a lot of random flavors mixed together, but the result was surprisingly very tasty.  Nothing stood out too much, and everything blended very nicely for a tasty flavorful result.