Couscous With Cod

Wine-marinated cod is roasted and served on a bed of couscous flecked with bits of basil and vegetables. The combo makes a satisfying low-fat dinner.

Couscous With Cod
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Roast 450°F 22 mins Cook 15 mins

Ingredients

Cod:
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Grated rind, juice of small lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound piece of cod, about 1-3/4 inches thick, skin left on
Couscous:
  • 1 medium-size onion, in 8 pieces
  • 2 medium-size carrots, in 8 pieces
  • 1 rib celery, in 8 pieces
  • 1 small sweet green pepper, cored, seeded and cut into quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 box (10 ounces) plain couscous
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)

Make It

Cod:

1. Mix basil, wine, oil, rind, juice, garlic, seasoning, salt and pepper in plastic bag. Add fish; seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.

2. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Place fish, skin side down, in baking dish. Discard marinade.

3. Roast fish in 450 degrees F oven 22 minutes or until fish flakes when prodded with a fork.

Couscous:

4. Pulse onion, carrot, celery, green pepper and garlic in food processor about 8 times or until vegetables are small dices.

5. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onion mixture; cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add broth and wine. Bring to boiling. Add salt, seasoning and pepper. Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in basil.

6. To serve, spoon couscous onto platter. Cut cod into 4 serving pieces and arrange on couscous. Garnish with additional basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 449, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 30, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 66, fiber (g): 6, pro. (g): 24, sodium (mg): 1027, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.