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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Oven-roasted Black Cod

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.

Coastal Living OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Spoon reserved potatoes around cod; bake 3 minutes.

5. 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.

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