Ling Cod in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Herbs

Posted on January 8th, 2013 by Matt | Posted in Gluten Free Foods, Notes & News, Recipes, Seafood

Ling Cod in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Herbs

  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb Ling Cod or True Cod steaks
  • Sea salt
  • Gluten-free flour for dusting
  • 16 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped garlic clove
  • 1 T. ground cumin
  • 2 T. fresh chopped dill, or basil
  • 3 T. olive oil, for sauteing the fish

Make the Sauce:

  1. Add three tablespoons of olive oil to a pan and heat it over high heat for a minute or two. Add the chopped onion and saute over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic clove and saute for another minute or two. Add the tomatoes and cumin and stir to combine. Test for salt, and add some if needed.
  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it boil down for 10-15 minutes; you want a thick sauce and you’ll need to evaporate a lot of water.
  4. Once the sauce is done, turn off the heat and set aside.
  5. In another pan, heat 3 more tablespoons of olive oil over high heat.

Prepare the Fish:   

  1. Dust your Ling Cod steaks in flour and tap off excess.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium and saute your fish, skin side down if there is skin on them. Cook this way for 5-10 minutes, or until you see the cooked portion of the fish reach about halfway up the sides. Don’t let it cook too fast or you will burn the surface. Take your time.
  3. Flip the fish and cook the other side until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. To serve, spread some tomato sauce on the plate and top with the fish. Sprinkle fresh dill on top as a garnish.

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