Just a few minutes of prep in the kitchen yields crispy, juicy Oven-Roasted Black Cod—one pan, from oven to table in just 30 minutes.
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced fresh chives
2 teaspoons capers
1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
4 bacon slices
1 (12-ounce) black cod fillet (about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick)
Garnish: fresh chives
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
Microwave potatoes in a large glass bowl covered with plastic wrap on HIGH 4 minutes. Drain potatoes, if necessary, and stir in garlic, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Set aside.
Cook bacon in a large cast iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in skillet. Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to skillet over medium-high heat; add cod fillet, and cook 1 minute on each side.
Spoon reserved potatoes around cod; bake 3 minutes.
Remove from oven, and spread reserved butter mixture over fish. Return to oven; bake 5 more minutes or just until fish flakes with a fork and is opaque in the center. Sprinkle with cooked bacon; garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.