Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a sweet friend of mine – Michele at Thriving on Paleo. Michele not only creates delicious recipes, she also photographs them beautifully, and includes a short how-to video demonstrating just how quick and easy her recipes are to prepare. So be sure to pop over to see her helpful video of this scrumptious broiled cod recipe she’s sharing with us today. And most of all, I appreciate Michele’s heart for inspiring others, so I encourage you to subscribe to her beautiful blog and download her free eBook for even more delicious recipes and inspiration!
Guest post by Michele at Thriving on Paleo
How exciting to be guest posting on my dear friend Kelly’s blog! I think Kelly is such an inspiration to us all, and throughout my journey of healing from Hashimoto’s and Celiac Disease, inspiration is one thing I can never overdose on.
That’s why I’m so happy to be able to share a little inspiration with you today with a recipe that will help you get more fish on your family’s plate.
Fish is one of those things we’re constantly told we should eat more of, and with good reason. Cold-water fatty fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like cod and salmon can help protect us against a whole host of ailments, from Alzheimer’s to heart attacks. It can also help to lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. I mean, you read about the health benefits of fish and it sounds like it can do pretty much everything but wash the dishes for you! So naturally, I try to incorporate fish into our diets as much as we can.
A lot of times, I tend to “bread” cod or salmon with an almond flour breading mixture and bake it. But now that spring is coming, I wanted to freshen things up a bit. This Broiled Cod with Parsley Almond Pesto uses one of the first herbs to pop out of the ground each spring and with it comes a welcome reminder that the summer-fresh vegetable abundance is nearly here!
Of course, as a busy mom, I understand the importance of getting a healthy, nutritious meal on the table QUICKLY! That’s why this recipe is very quick and easy to make. Simply throw the ingredients in the food processor, spread over the cod and bake for 5-10 minutes. It takes maybe 20 minutes max – easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but elegant enough for guests.
Bonus! Both of my kids absolutely go bonkers over this recipe. So based on their opinion, I think it’s pretty kid-friendly too! (Especially since cod typically doesn’t have the 1000’s of teeny tiny annoying bones that other fish – salmon, I’m looking at you – does).
P.S. As Kelly mentioned above, we’d love for you to watch my short how-to video so you can see firsthand how easy this recipe is to put together! Then, be sure to print or pin the recipe below, so you can enjoy it again and again!
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1.5 lbs cod (fresh or thawed, if using frozen fish)
- Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cod on it.
- Combine the parsley, garlic, almonds, lemon juice and zest, paprika, and sea salt in a food processor or blender. Process until everything is approximately the same size.
- With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil and puree until the pesto is just slightly chunky.
- Using a spatula or your hands, apply the pesto to both sides of the fish and place back on baking sheet.
- Broil the fish for 5-10 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fish) or until opaque and the fish flakes when cut with fork. Enjoy!
Michele Spring is a mom of 2 young boys, suffers from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Celiac Disease, and is an expert on using the Paleo diet to feel your absolute best. Through her blog posts and short how-to videos, she’s here to help teach and inspire you to live a Paleo lifestyle while having the time of your life doing it. When she’s not blogging, you can find her sewing up a new outfit, reading a great book, or desperately trying to keep her kids from making her house look like a tornado hit it. You can also find Michele on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to subscribe to Thriving on Paleo and download her free eBook for even more delicious recipes and inspiration!
These looks really tasty and flavorful!
Gosh, this totally looks like sunshine on a plate!
That is such a perfect way to describe this dish, Rachel. Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂
Lily Lau says
Thanks for sharing this post with us, Kelly 🙂
Thank you for your sweet note, Lily! 🙂
So happy about this recipe, I actually bought cod yesterday 🙂
Thanks, Tiffany! It’s really delicious and simple! I hope y’all enjoy it too! 🙂
I’m trying to incorporate weekly fish into our family’s diet. We shall try this one! Thanks and wish me luck
This is such a wonderful recipe! Enjoy! And good job in making healthy eating a priority! 🙂 Blessings, Kelly
I made this tonight and it’s definitely a keeper. Quick, easy and tastes absolutely fantastic!! Thanks for making putting fish back into our diet easier!
Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! Michele is a wizard with fish! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! 🙂