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Cod On Rucola

Cooks in
25 Min
Meal Type
Main Dish

Cod On Rucola

Cod On Rucola

It is one of my favourite fish. It is lean and its consistency is great for making nice and solid pieces. It is also loaded with high quality complex protein. You should be able to buy cod fillets in most fish and grocery stores. The white, mild flavored flesh of cod is available throughout the year and is a wonderful substitute for meat protein with its versatility making it easily adaptable to all methods of cooking.


  • 0,5 kg of fresh cod fillet
  • Olive oil
  • Red chili pepper flakes
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt and Pepper

Prep Instructions

1. Clean cod fillets under cold water.

2. Cut them into slices. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and red chill pepper flakes. Optionally turmeric powder due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Plus it gives the fish the beautiful golden color.

3. Sprinkle with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Put into oven for 20 minutes in 200 C degrees. Don’t  keep it longer than 20 min as it is very easy to overcook the cod and make it dry. This fish is very lean.

4. Once the fish is done place on a bed of rucola or baby spinach leaves. I like to drizzle all with extra virgin olive oil and lemon. But this is optional based on your preferences.

Serving suggestions:

Serve with your favorite side dish. Goes great with cooked potatoes or rice. I do however add starchy carbs to my office meals only of days when I have deserved them i.e. I had a workout and my body tolerates them much better way. Read: does not save it in the form of fat while I sit at my desk. Fresh vegetables salad is also perfect as an Anytime Side dish for Passive Foodies working in the office. You can squeeze a lemon juice on the cod before serving.

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Nutrition Facts & Tips

Cod is an excellent source of vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, and protein. It is also a very good source of choline as well as a good source of niacin, potassium, vitamin B6, molybdenum, pantothenic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids.



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Tastes Great!
Min. Sugar
Healthy Fats
Nutrient Dense
Complex Protein