Almond-Crusted Cod with Dijon Spinach

Slivered almonds give this baked cod recipe a crunchy coating. Spinach cooked in garlic and tossed in mustard, almonds, and raisins makes a healthy, flavorful accompaniment.

Almond-Crusted Cod with Dijon Spinach
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Chill 30 mins Bake 400°F 13 mins Cook 18 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each), about 1-inch thick
  • 1 cup dry vermouth
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 6 ounce bags baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Make It

1. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil and set aside.

2. Place cod fillets in a large resealable plastic food storage bag; add vermouth and seal. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Toast 1/3 cup of the almonds in a small skillet over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant; set aside.

4. Heat oven to 400 degree F. Finely chop remaining 1/3 cup almonds; place in a pie plate and set aside. Remove cod from vermouth and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with the salt, then spread tops of cod with 2 tablespoons of the mustard. Sprinkle with chopped almonds and press into mustard.

5. Place cod on baking sheet, almond-side up, and bake at 400 degree F for 13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

6. While fish cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring often, or until onion is softened. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add spinach in batches and cook 4 minutes, turning with tongs, or until spinach is just wilted.

7. Remove from heat and stir in remaining tablespoon mustard, toasted almonds and raisins. Remove cod from oven; serve with spinach.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 410, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 73, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 26, fiber (g): 6, pro. (g): 39, sodium (mg): 756, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.