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Oven-baked Cod with Chickpea and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

Inspired by the Mediterranean cod fish, an excellent way to blend fish with flavorful tomatoes and chickpeas.

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This dish might remind you of another Mediterranean favorite classic, Portughese-style cod and chickpeas.  The inspiration for this first course salad of course comes from the Italian version, but, as nations gracefully lining the Mediterranean Basin, similarities between dishes do emerge.

Give yourself plenty of time to prep your cod, and your results will be well worth the effort - the chickpea salad prep is a short one (use tinned chickpeas to save time or soak dried chickpeas overnight for optimal results) as you immerse yourself into the briny flavors of the wonderful Mediterranean. A quick seafood recipe once you get your Cod prepped, this packs perfectly into a lunch for work, where you're bound to have requests from colleagues to share your seafood bounty!

A note on salted cod (required for this recipe):  soak for 24 hours to remove salt, or if you're short on time, you can rinse cod under cold running water, then place in pan with cold water and bring to boil, repeating process three to four times before proceeding with recipe.

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65 total time (min)

10 cooking time (min.)


7 ingredients


399 kCal


3 steps to complete the preparation

Ingredients

for 2 servings

Chickpea and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

  • Chickpeas 500 grams
  • Sun-dried tomatoes 100 grams
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed

Oven-baked Cod for Chickpea and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

  • Cod 900 grams
  • Garlic Cloves 2
  • Rosemary (Branch) as needed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed

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Preparation

for 2 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Bake the rinsed salted cod

Preheat oven to 120C.

Divide preserved cod into equal parts, and place into baking tray with skin facing upwards.

Add sufficient amount of extra-virgin olive oil to cover the meaty part of the fish.  Peel one garlic clove, set aside.  Add peeled garlic clove, and a twig of fresh rosemary.

Bake in preheated oven for at least 1 hour.  Your final cooking time will depend on thickness of each fish piece.  Turn off heat once cooked through, but keep warm.

Step

2

Of 3

Prepare the chickpea salad

Be sure to soak dried chickpeas overnight (use tinned chickpeas to save time, but taste might be varied slightly).

In large sauce pot, heat water and add soaked chickpeas.  Cook until softened and cooked through.  Drain from water, reserving a little bit of the cooking liquid, set aside.  Divide chickpeas into two parts.

Finely julienne the sun-dried tomatoes, and place in medium mixing bowl.  Add one part of chickpeas, dress with olive oil and salt to taste, and allow to macerate at room temperature.

With remaining portion of chickpeas, blend in food processor or blender using some of the reserved cooking liquid to help blend if chickpeas are too thick.  You should look for a creamy, fairly liquid consistency.

Add chickpea cream to reserved chickpeas and tomato blend, and mix well.

Step

3

Of 3

Combine the chickpea salad and roasted cod and finish dish

In middle of individual serving plates, place generous portion of dressed chickpea and tomato salad. 

Place warm cod serving on top of salad.  Garnish with a little fresh rosemary and a drizzle of olive oil. 

Serve immediately.

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