Savory Baked Cod

Savory Baked Cod

Savory Baked Cod

September 5, 2018
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 tablespoon sweet butter, divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (12 ounce) can low-fat cream of celery soup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 (6 ounce) fillets cod fillets
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • Step 2 Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  • Step 3 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Step 4 Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish with some of the butter.
  • Step 5 Stir tomatoes, cream of celery soup, and capers together in the prepared dish.
  • Step 6 Bake tomato mixture in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Step 7 Stir orzo into the tomato mixture.
  • Step 8 Melt remaining butter with olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Step 9 Season cod with salt and pepper.
  • Step 10 Fry in the butter mixture until browned, about 90 seconds per side.
  • Step 11 Transfer browned cod to the baking dish.
  • Step 12 Pour any drippings from the skillet over the cod fillets.
  • Step 13 Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the cod.
  • Step 14 Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

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