Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Indy Cod Packets

These make such a brightly colored dinner. They are just right for a spring meal. Cod fillets in paper.

In addition to the wonderful colors, this is a very healthy meal and a snap to pull together. Good practice for your “en papillote” (cooking in paper) skills. The light sauce does not overpower the delicate taste of cod but rather lights it up like an LED! While it would not have been elegant, slave was severely tempted to eat the paper wrapping!

2 cod fillets
3 oz. Dried cranberries
1 cup shredded carrots
2 Tbs Mayonnaise
1 Tbs Mustard

Side of a green vegetable. Slave chose a can of French style green beans.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  1. Open and drain the green beans well. Place in a non-stick cake pan and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.

Place this in heated oven 10 minutes before the cod.
  1. Shred the carrots: Using a peeler, take off the skin, discard, and then keep peeling to make thin strips of carrot.

  1. Make the dressing by combining 2 tbs mayonnaise with 1 tbs mustard, with a pinch of kosher salt in a small bowl.
  2. Stir the cranberries into the shredded carrots
  3. Lay out the parchment paper, fold and cut into a half heart.

  1. Lay cod filet inside and top with carrot mixture. Spoon dressing on top and fold package tightly.

    When first ten minutes are up for the green beans, give them a stir. Then add the tray with the Cod packet.
  1. Bake for 10 minutes.

Spoon the green beans into a serving bowl. Use a spatula to place the cod packet onto the plate and serve still closed. This was the guest will get to pull the beautifully wrapped “gift” open and ease it off of the paper.

This easy meal is so elegant. Don't fuss over making the folds in the paper just right, as long as it is folded over, the paper will hold in the steam and the fish will be delicious!
This dressing also can make the carrots and cranberries into a quick salad if you wish. The tastes work wonders and the bright red of the cranberries livens up the carrots with the yellow of the dressing.

Now how about some music!
Let's get to dancing!

How wonderful it is to have the opportunity to serve a Master like Master Indy. That truly is a gift to me this spring.

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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