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Very simple and healthy dinner if you’re watching your weight or just want to take it easy. It was tasty, though!
I’m trying a new ingredient here: white pearl onions. I usually find these canned or picked in jars, but my best half was on holiday yesterday (President’s Day), so he stopped by the Korean market to look for these. The reason is I’m planning a dinner “a la Julia Child” this Saturday, and wanted to try the fresh baby onions. I wasn’t disappointed. They taste so much better in their natural state!
Cod fillet with beans and white pearl onions
1 pound of cod fillet
About 20 white or yellow pearl onions, peeled
1 can of black beans
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup of chicken broth (low sodium)
2 tbsp of chopped parsley
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp of ground cumin
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and rub the cod fillet to coat it. Season with salt and black pepper.
Place the fish on the lined baking sheet and bake for about 13-15 minutes, until fully cooked (you need to poke the fish with your finger and feel it firm). 
Meanwhile, heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil and add the peeled onions, cook for about 5 minutes just to heat them up. Season with salt, pepper and ground cumin. 
Add the chicken stock and and let it reduce (about 3 minutes under medium heat).
Add the beans and tomatoes and cover. Let it cook until the fish is ready (just a couple of minutes more if you timed it right). Squeeze the lime juice at the end and mix well. 
Arrange the fish and beans, garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Very simple and healthy dinner if you’re watching your weight or just want to take it easy. It was tasty, though!

I’m trying a new ingredient here: white pearl onions. I usually find these canned or picked in jars, but my best half was on holiday yesterday (President’s Day), so he stopped by the Korean market to look for these. The reason is I’m planning a dinner “a la Julia Child” this Saturday, and wanted to try the fresh baby onions. I wasn’t disappointed. They taste so much better in their natural state!

Cod fillet with beans and white pearl onions

  • 1 pound of cod fillet
  • About 20 white or yellow pearl onions, peeled
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cumin
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Take 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and rub the cod fillet to coat it. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Place the fish on the lined baking sheet and bake for about 13-15 minutes, until fully cooked (you need to poke the fish with your finger and feel it firm). 
  5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil and add the peeled onions, cook for about 5 minutes just to heat them up. Season with salt, pepper and ground cumin. 
  6. Add the chicken stock and and let it reduce (about 3 minutes under medium heat).
  7. Add the beans and tomatoes and cover. Let it cook until the fish is ready (just a couple of minutes more if you timed it right). Squeeze the lime juice at the end and mix well. 
  8. Arrange the fish and beans, garnish with parsley and enjoy!

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