Best White Fish Dinner Ever!

No word of exaggeration, this is by far the best pan fried fish dinner we’ve ever had.  It all came together so nicely and each aspect complemented the fish so wonderfully.  If any restaurant offered this exact meal on it’s menu, I’d buy it again and again.


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Read directions through to get your ingredients:

Orzo:  I browned 1.5 cups raw orzo in 2 tbsp butter,  then in the same large heavy pot added 3.5 cups organic chicken broth (or I could have use my homemade turkey broth), I brought this to a boil then simmered it stirring occasionally until the orzo had absorbed all the liquid, about 20 minutes.  When the orzo was done, I added; 3/4 cup parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup basil leaves, either dried or fresh will do and salt to taste.  Cover set in a warm oven to keep warm (not too warm that it will dry it out!)

Steam green, yellow beans with baby carrots.

I took 4 mid sized pieces of cod, about 3/4 inch thick, dried them well, generously seasoned with tarragon leaves, onion powder, sea salt (to taste) and white pepper, dipped them in whipped egg then a mixture of  1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of all purpose flour and fried one each side for 2 to 3 minutes  in hot olive oil mixed with unsalted butter (if you have super thick fillets, put a lid on to ensure they are cooked in the middle).

When fish is done DON’T OVER COOK!!! place it on a nice large serving tray and place in warming oven.

In the pan that you did your fish in, put 1 generous cup of grape tomatoes cut in half, 1 cup of mushrooms chopped coarsely and 4 large cloves of garlic chopped finely, 3 tbsp butter and juice of one lemon, stir fry quickly until tomatoes soften and it’s heated through.

Serve the stir fried portion over the fish and orzo and vegetable on the side.  OMG….you won’t be disappointed! Any questions, just ask!

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