Sun-Dried Tomato Cod with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

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It’s been a long time since I’ve had good ole fish for supper.

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It’s also been a long time since I’ve said the word supper. I never say supper. Do you? Is it a regional thing? My parents say supper. I also don’t say folks. Do you? My folks are fixin’ supper. I also don’t say fixin’.

This is the worst entry to a post ever.

Could we talk about sun-dried tomatoes real quick? I asked this Trivia question on Instagram, but I’ll go ahead and ask you, too. What sitcom character thinks sun-dried tomatoes are 1985?

I’ll go ahead and tell you the answer because I have the patience of a hummingbird on crack. Monica Bing!

Remember, it’s the one where Phoebe is dating Monica’s soul mate Don and she brings him to the coffeehouse to meet everyone, and he and Monica get to talking about some restaurant, and he says, “What’s with all the sun-dried tomatoes at that place?” And Monica goes, “I know! What is it, 1985?” And then Chandler goes, “What’s wrong with sun-dried tomatoes,” and everyone stares at him? ‘Member?

I could talk about Friends until kingdom come.

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Well sorry, Mon, but I still like the sunny-drieds.

And 1985.

. . . and shoulder pads but I probably needed to keep that to myself.

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Did you know halibut is like 3.6 million dollars? I was going to buy some for this recipe, but my store was out of the fresh, and the frozen bag required a down payment, some blood and a notary.

So I got the cod! But it’s okay because I really like saying, “you have something cod in your teeth.”

I also have no human friends, so . . .

Make this! You sear the cod in butter and brush it with pureed sun-dried tommies. You roast some baby potatoes. You sauté your favorite greens, asparagus and corn in more butter.

Butter.

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This is the word of cod.

Sun-Dried Tomato Cod with Roasted Potatoes and Greens:

What it took for 2:

* 2 cups golden pee-wee potatoes, cut in half, plus 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 Tbs. butter, plus 1 Tbs. olive oil
* 1/2 medium bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and spears cut in half
* 1 ear corn, kernels removed
* 3 cups chopped collard greens (or any greens you prefer)
* 2 cod fillets, pat dry
* 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, with 2 Tbs. packed oil
* salt and pepper, to taste
* mint or parsley, for garnish

Preheat your oven to 400.

Place the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, and toss with a Tbs. oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Heat the butter and oil over medium in a medium cast iron skillet. (or any skillet you love) Add the asparagus and corn; sauté 3 minutes, or until the corn starts to pop a little and the asparagus starts to get tender. Add the collards and toss to wilt. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate.

In a food processor, pulse the tomatoes until they’re as smooth as you can get them.

Back in the skillet, add a little more butter and/or oil. Season the cod with salt and pepper and place them in the pan and sear on both sides until browned, and the fish is flaky. Brush both sides with the sun-dried tomato spread.

Serve fish over a bed of the greens, veggies and potatoes. Garnish with a little mint or parsley for that last punch in your face. Yeah.
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If I say “come to mama” are you going to dropkick me?

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11 Responses to Sun-Dried Tomato Cod with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

  1. Brian @ A Thought For Food April 24, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    You do realize that your sense of humor is what’s going to make you the most awesome mom ever when these kids are 13 or 14. And by awesome I mean totally embarrassing. But that’s what parents are for, right? :-)

    Also, nice work on the cod. I so rarely use sun dried tomatoes. Totally need to change that.

  2. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Healthd April 24, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    hahaha i agree with Brian, i cant wait for your kids to grow up already :P

  3. Ali | Gimme Some Oven April 24, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    I can’t remember where I placed my keys to save my life, but I remember EVERY WORD of Friends. Classic episode. ;)

    Cheers to sun dried tomatoes in a gorgeous recipe like this!

  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Pinned! What a beautiful meal, Bev!

  5. Amanda April 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Awesome fish! A++ post any time you mention Friends :)

  6. dishing up the dirt April 25, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    I don’t eat meat but I cannot get enough fish in my diet. Lovely recipe!

  7. Lindsay HH April 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Nonono, my fav friends sundried quote is when Ross is having dinner with his dad, talking about his fear of becoming a father, and his father goes OFF on wanting a piece of the sundried tomato business while Ross is flipping out about loving his own child, and his dad just goes “what else can the sun dry, I wonder?”

    THAT.

  8. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext April 27, 2014 at 5:06 am #

    This sounds amazing! I love the colours, so vibrant and super appetising! :)

  9. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 28, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    I’m sooo with you Bev, sun-dried tomatoes are come-to-mama fabulous

  10. Vivs May 27, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    What food processor do you use? Are you happy with it? I’m in the market for a good one and yours has been featured so heavily in your recipes lately! Thanks!!

  11. Jennifer October 2, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Thanks for another great dinner idea! I have tried several of your recipes and they are always delicious and approved by my family. I didn’t use asparagus and subbed spinach for the collards (since that’s what I had on hand to use up). Simple, healthy and satisfying!

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