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Simplest Cod

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Simplest Cod

Simplest Cod

Jessica Braider
I was running late one evening and didn’t have time to make what I had originally planned for dinner, so I shifted plans and improvised a quick fish meal. It was so simple and such a hit that I knew it had to become a Scramble recipe as well!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 - 3 scallions white and light green parts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, sea salt, or other coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. cod or other white fish fillets, in one large piece or cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 - 4 plum tomatoes (also called Roma tomatoes), diced
  • 2 tsp. capers or chopped olives optional


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering, but not smoking. Turn the heat to medium and add the scallions and sauté for 1 – 2 minutes, until starting to soften.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle the salt and pepper over the cod.
  • Add the tomatoes to the skillet along with the capers or olives, if desired, and stir well.
  • Then add the cod and nestle it down into the scallion and tomato mixture.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid and let cook for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Chop the scallions and tomatoes, cut the fish into 4 pieces if desired and refrigerate.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add 1 clove of minced garlic to the skillet and/or top the fish with chopped fresh Italian parsley before serving.
Tip: Don’t forget the fish! Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that individuals who ate fish at least once a week had a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment, which has been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s later on in life.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 206, Total Fat: 6g, 10%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 7%; Cholesterol: 85mg, 28%; Sodium: 355mg, 15%; Total Carbohydrate: 3g, 1%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 35g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Spring, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Winter
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