To me this lacked flavor. Maybe because I didn't stir the pilaf the spaghetti went to the top of the pot and was crunchy and not fully cooked. The fish as bland. Will not make again.
The real star of this dish is the pilaf. Next time, I might just make the pilaf with a more flavorful fish, like salmon. For step-by-step photos and instructions, visit: http://www.icancookthat.org/2015/09/lemon-browned-butter-cod-with-hazelnut-pilaf.html
CL has better fish recipes. The rice/spaghetti mix was unusual, just ok. I probably won't make this again but I'm glad I tried it.
Very easy prep for cod loin, agree you need to increase the sauce/increase the calories, Served with steamed asparagus rather than the recommended broccolini.
This is a very easy meal and my husband and son both loved it.
I needed to add more chicken stock to the pasta & rice. It was not done in 10 minutes, but the broth had boiled down and would have burned if I had not added more liquid. Very tasty meal. I could not find broccolini, but served brussel sprouts instead. I halved them and boiled them, drained them and put them in a dish. Then I cooked the garlic over very low heat until just golden, added the pepper flakes and put back the sprouts. Tossed them and reheated them a minute or two. Each component complemented each other.
This was good, but with some quibbles. 1 tablespoon butter and 2 T lemon juice for 4 pieces of cod, seriously? There was hardly enough sauce for even a sniff over those 4 pieces of cod, which is a thick cut of fish.Definitely double the sauce. 3/8 tsp. salt: How do you measure it? I do not have a 1/8 tsp measure, so I'm sure I added nearly a half tsp. I also made the suggested Spicy Broccolini that was suggested in the magazine. my broccolini took double the time to cook. I ended up putting in a little chicken broth and covering it to steam it a bit, then leaving off the lid for the last 2 minutes. I was happy with the overall taste, (we loved the rice, for which I added pine nuts rather than hazelnuts as I had them on hand), ease of preparation and presentation but I thought the preparation part was off. I do plan to try it again.
Four stars b/c the rice blend needed double the liquid and time to fully cook, but it was quick, tasty and a good week night meal. Added steamed broccoli to round out the meal; will cook again.