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Pan Roasted Cod with Grapefruit-Basil Relish and Broccoli Raisin Quinoa




(Cooking for 1.)


TIPS: There was once a time when I didn't rinse my grains before cooking. Do it. Seriously, just do it.

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil

  • 1/8 of a small onion

  • salt and pepper

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed well

  • 1/2 cup of broccoli, chopped

  • handful of raisins

  • 1/8 cup of roasted almonds, chopped

  • 1/2 scallion

  • cod filet (6 - 8 oz.)

  • 1/8 tsp sugar

  • lemon wedges

  • 1 small red grapefruit

  • 1/2 small shallot, minced

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

DIRECTIONS


Quinoa

  1. Heat a splash of oil in saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cook until softened (3-4 minutes)

  4. Add the quinoa and 3/4 cup of water and bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce heat to low and cover, simmering until almost all the water has evaporated (around 9-10 minutes)

  6. Fold in broccoli and raisins and cover, cooking another 7-8 minutes more until broccoli is tender.

  7. Remove from heat and fold in almonds, scallions and season with salt and pepper to taste

Cod

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Pat cod dry and season with salt and pepper - spinkle sugar lightly over skinned side of filet

  3. Heat oil in ovensafe skillet over medium high heat

  4. Lay filet skin side down in skillet and lightly press 20-30 seconds so the sugar carmelizes the skin

  5. Cook until browned on first side - about 2 minutes

  6. Flip cod and transfer to oven and cook for 7-10 minutes

Relish

  1. Cut and peel pith from grapefruit and then cut grapefruits into wedges and then slice crosswise into 1/2 inch thick pieces

  2. Place grapefruit in strainer over a bowl and let drain for 15 minutes

  3. After 15 minutes, measure out about 1/2 tbsp of grape fruit druice

  4. Combine grapefruit juice, shallot, basil, lemon juice and 1 tsp of olive oil in a bowl

  5. Stir in grapefruit and let sit for 15 minutes

  6. Season with salt and pepper

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