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Monday
Aug292011

Potato-Crusted Cod & Wilted Arugula


Dredging and frying in potato flour is a great alternative to the gluten-full counterpart, white flour.

Once again, 4 o'clock rolled around and the farthest I had gotten in planning tonight’s meal was to take some cod out to thaw. Thankfully, I had some potatoes for mashing and arugula for wilting and a meal ended up coming together. This crisp, potato flour-crusted cod and the wilted arugula really hit the spot. Now, if I could just get serious about meal planning. Got any tips for me?

Potato Flour-Crusted Cod

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Peanut-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | Sesame-Free | Sweetener-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF

Serves:  4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes  

Ingredients:

4 filets or about 1-1/2 pounds COD 
GRAPESEED OIL (or other high smoke point oil)
1/2 cup POTATO FLOUR (not starch)
1 teaspoon OLD BAY seasoning
1/2 teaspoon SALT
1/4 teaspoon PAPRIKA
1/8 teaspoon WHITE PEPPER

Directions:

Cut cod into 2” pieces (or leave in uncut filets). Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Dip pieces of fish in a small bowl of oil and toss with remaining ingredients in a Ziploc bag.

Fry fish in large skillet, with just enough oil to brown all sides. Serve with mashed potatoes and braised arugula (recipe follows).

Wilted Arugula

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | Sesame-Free | Sweetener-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan

Serves:  4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes  

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon GRAPESEED OIL
2-3 GARLIC CLOVES, smashed
4 big handfuls ARUGULA
CELTIC SALT and PEPPER to taste

Directions:

Swirl grapeseed oil in sauté pan. Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes. Toss in arugula and sauté just until it begins to wilt. Season with salt and pepper.

Reader Comments (10)

That looks delish! Miss you neighbor! Lets do something together this week! Call me!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Hmm, meal planning can be challenging. I try to plan out my meals a week in advance. I usually do this the day we are going grocery shopping so I can be sure to have all the ingredients I need. Sometimes I have to switch the meals around, as life happens, but when I take the time to plan it out, it really reduces my stress! Because otherwise, I'm like you at 4pm - "Good grief, where did today go? What's for dinner!?!?!?!?"

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJune Scott

Exactly June : ) Before all these intolerances, I really enjoyed relishrelish.com. I would select 5 meals, it would print up my shopping list and recipes and voila, done!! They have a gluten-free version of it. Would like to give that a go ... hmmm.

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Lexie, this cod sounds so perfectly simple and amazing!! My boys will scarf down cod in any form. This one would be a perfect recipe to try! Totally miss you, girlie!!
xoxox
k

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim(Cook It Allergy Free)

That crust looks delicious - I think I'd like this better than cornmeal or flour. No, I have no tips for you on menu/dinner planning... I do just like you... take something out of the freezer and then about an hour before dinner I get to working on it with no idea of what the end result will be LOL

September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oh my gosh, this really does look delicious. I hate to admit this, but a friend from back east gave me some Old Bay Seasoning for a gift and I've never used it. Now I have a reason! Looking forward to trying this. Thanks!

September 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglutenfreeforgood

I used to try and plan my meals out for the entire pay period so that I would only have to go shopping once. The hard part is...I get paid every two weeks. Trying to figure out what we might like to eat nearly two weeks from now was overwhelming. Now I just plan out one week at a time.

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrista

Trista, Oh I am so with you on planning a month or even two weeks at a time. One week is do-able. Anymore ... well, I just change my mind too much : ) On that note, be sure to come back for a review I am doing of Gfree ... an online menu planning service (probably next week). I have used it this week and have been pretty pleased.

xoLexie

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Kim ... I am really liking cod, too—and it's one of the cleaner fish (but really, which fish are "clean" anymore, aggghh). And one of my boys is ... wish my other was like yours and apt to scarf it down.

xoLexie

September 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterLexie

Karen ... thanks for the tip : )

Melissa ... Old Bay it baby! It goes on most anything ... potato wedges, too!

xoLexie

September 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterLexie

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