Parmesan Cod

Parmesan Cod, Baked Potatoes, and Fresh Veggies

This dinner is SO fast and easy you’ll be amazed!  Scale up or down depending on how many people you’re cooking for, but be sure to plan enough for leftovers for lunch the next day!

Ingredients:

1-4 pounds cod (use fresh cod, or frozen which has been thawed)
Lemon & Pepper seasoning salt
Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
Potatoes for baking
Red bell peppers and pea pods

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  While oven is preheating, wash and scrub potatoes and start cooking in microwave.  Wash and remove seeds from peppers and slice into thick pieces.  You can buy pea pods already washed and ready to eat, which saves time!

For cod, line baking pan with foil.  Generously season cod with lemon & pepper seasoning.  Bake, uncovered, for about 5 minutes per ½ inch thickness of fish or until fish almost flakes easily when tested with a fork.  Remove from oven and top with the fresh Parmesan.  Return to oven and broil for about 2 minutes, until Parmesan starts to melt and gets a bit brown and crusty. 

Remove fish from oven and serve with potatoes (eat the skin for more fiber, vitamin C, potassium and B vitamins) and the fresh veggies.   By the way, a small to average sized potato (approximately 1 cup) has about 30 grams of carbs, which fits well into  many low-carb diet plans.