Monthly Healthy Recipe for Fall: Baked Cod Casserole
Dry white wine and Gruyère cheese give this fish casserole a rich flavor that hides its virtue. Before baking, we top the dish with seasoned whole-wheat breadcrumbs, which add a wholesome, nutty flavor and dietary fiber. For variety, you can substitute almost any mild white fish.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 medium onions, very thinly sliced
1 cup dry white wine
1 1/4 pounds cod, cut into 4 pieces
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 slices of finely chopped whole-wheat bread
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup finely shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 400 °F.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until just starting to soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add wine, increase heat to high and cook, stirring often, until the wine is slightly reduced, 2 to 4 minutes.
Place cod on the onions and sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover the pan tightly with foil; transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
Toss bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, paprika, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Spread the bread mixture over the fish and top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until the fish is opaque in the center, about 10 minutes more until fully cooked.
Tip: Overfishing and trawling have drastically reduced the number of cod in the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic Ocean and destroyed its sea floor. For sustainably fished cod, choose U.S. Pacific cod or Atlantic cod from Iceland and the northeast Arctic. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at seafoodwatch.org.
Source: Eating Well
Nutrition Profile: Bone Health | Healthy Aging | High Calcium | Low Added Sugars | Low-Calorie Low Carbohydrate