Alaskan Pacific Cod With Spicy Fennel And Tomato Sauce

Alaskan Pacific Cod With Spicy Fennel And Tomato Sauce
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Alaskan Pacific Cod is a versatile fish that can easily be dressed up due to its mild flavor. This recipe tops the fish with a homemade tomato, fennel seed and olive sauce.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
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Total time: 40 minutes
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon mccormick┬« fennel seed, cracked
  • 6 tablespoon dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon mccormick┬« crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced italian green olives, such as castelvetrano
  • 4 alaskan pacific cod filets, about 6 ounces each
  • salt and pepper, (optional)
  • chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add onions; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often until softened.
  3. Add garlic and cracked fennel seed; cook and stir 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add wine to deglaze, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan.
  5. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in tomatoes and crushed red pepper; reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes.
  7. Add olives and cook 3 minutes longer.
  8. Turn off heat and keep warm.
  9. Meanwhile, pat cod filets dry with paper towels.
  10. Season filets with salt and pepper, if desired.
  11. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.
  12. Carefully place cod filets in skillet, flesh-side down (the side that had skin should be facing up).
  13. Cook, undisturbed, 2 to 3 minutes until golden-brown crust forms on bottom.
  14. Gently flip filets.
  15. Reduce heat to medium and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until cooked through and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  16. Divide the Spicy Fennel & Tomato Sauce between 4 serving plates.
  17. Place cooked cod over sauce and sprinkle with parsley to serve, if desired.