Seared Cod with Salsa Verde, Jasmine Rice, and Spinach

49gm net carb per serving
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 495 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces frozen cod thawed
  • 2/3 cup jasmine rice uncooked
  • 10 oz fresh spinach (you can use froze, but fresh is better in this recipe)
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves and stems
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 small shallot this is going in a food processor, so you don't need to chop it.
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil for the salsa verde
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil to cook the fish

Instructions
 

Get the rice cooking

  • To a medium pot, add the 2/3 cup of rice and 1 cup of water. Add a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then decrease heat to low and cover the pot and cook for 18 minutes. Take off heat and leave covered.

Prepare the salsa verde

  • To a small food processor, add the shallot, parsley and cilantro. Pulse it a few times to get the leaves and shallot roughly chopped. Now add the capers, dijon mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 3 tbs olive oil. pulse until combined. Salt to taste.

Cook the spinach

  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, add the spinach and toss with tongs until wilted. This will take just a few minutes. Once wilted, transfer the cooked spinach to a cutting board.
  • After letting the spinach cool for a few minutes, roughly chop it. Season with salt and pepper. If you want, and add a squeeze of lemon juice (perhaps 1-2 teaspoons) to brighten up the flavor. Clean out the pan. 

Cook the cod

  • Pat the fish dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the sauté pan over medium high heat with 2 tsp olive oil. Cook the fish for about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for about 2 more minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your fish.
  • Divide the spinach, rice, and cod between 2 plates. Top each piece of fish with salsa verde and serve.  (note, there will be salsa verde left over, that's ok)
Keyword seafood