Oven Roasted Cod With Lemon And Green Olives
Warmer months often cause me to seek simpler meals. Not just time spent in preparation, but dishes that have fewer ingredients. This oven-roasted cod with lemon and green olives is just that; light, flavorful, and almost effortless. Cod has a lovely mild flavor and while I often like stronger-tasting fish, like salmon, cod has a light flavor that’s versatile in many dishes and lacks that “fishiness” that many people are put off by.
Sustainability is really important to me. It’s one of my main considerations when deciding what to eat, right up there with taste and my desire to feel good. With seafood, it’s especially important. Marine environments are being irreparably damaged by destructive fishing practices. Overfishing is a major issue and one the consumer needs to consider when purchasing fish and seafood.
Many fishing practices are harmful to the marine environment as well, causing irreversible damage to the seafloor. We must always be mindful of what we eat and where it’s coming from. When purchasing local seafood, I often use Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s seafood watch app to figure out the best options. And I encourage you to do the same.
The true beauty of this cod with lemon and green olives dish is its simplicity. The oven-roasted fish is a rather foolproof method to help you not overcook the fish. And, if you can’t find cod, don’t panic, any white fish you like will work perfectly in this Mediterranean-inspired summer dish.