Baked Cod with Mediterranean Risotto

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Oooooh this recipe totally makes me feel like I’ve taken a trip to the Mediterranean!

It’s bold, flavorful, tangy, savoury and has a little “bite” to it from the parsley and chilli flakes. Plus, the baked cod just flakes apart on your fork! It’s a melt-in-your-mouth experience that tastes like you’re fine dining in the comfort of your own home. (Seriously - just look how amazing it looks on a plate!)

This is definitely a recipe to impress - whether you want to wow your partner or have people over - and works great any time of the year. It’s super cozy and heartwarming but is filled with fresh, tangy and bold flavours that work perfectly in the summertime.

And, did I mention it’s extremely healthy for you too!?

Although I’m not one to advocate for any particular diet (if you know me, you’ll know how often I stress that living a balanced, healthy lifestyle is not a one-size-fits-all approach), the Mediterranean diet is truly one of the most healthful, balanced and varied diets out there - and one I generally recommend for those who prioritize their overall quality of life and enjoyment of food.

This recipe totally fits the bill.

It’s rich in protein and healthy fats from the fish and oils, packed with veggies (like capers, celery, tomatoes and onions) and grains for a balanced nutrient and flavour profile that’s sure to not disappoint!

A few notes to make this recipe absolutely perfect:

  • Depending on your oven, you may have a different cook time for the fish. Since my oven is an older model, I find the top doesn’t get crispy or brown (as I prefer) unless I crank up the broiler for the last few minutes - so be sure to keep a watchful eye on your fish and adjust the cooking time as needed. You want the fish to be golden, flaky and fully cooked, but not hard and over-cooked.