Easy Family Recipes: Cod Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles

Cod ParmesanYou want healtier, environmentally-friendly foods to feed to your family that they'll actually eat and enjoy. Mixing up your favorite dishes with seafood is one deliciously smart way to keep the flavors familiar to your kids while incorporating healthier options into your dinner routine. Instead of chicken parm loaded with tons of cheese and breading, try this lightened version using easy to find cod filets. Fish is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins and minerals, but low in saturated fat and calories. If you have a spirilizer and want to try zoodles (noodle shapes made with zucchini), give it a go. Either way, this quick-to-fix, delicious dinner will be a hit for you and your family!

Cod Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

  • 2 medium zucchini (5-6 ounces each), thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 Alaska cod fillets (4-6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

In nonstick skillet, saute zucchini slices in butter and oil just until soft. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Keep warm.

Heat oven to broil setting. Mix grated Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, basil, oregano and onion powder together. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Divide and spread topping onto the top of each fillet.

Place fillets on foil-lined broiler pan. Broil 5-7 inches from broiler element for 3 minutes, or until top is browned and bubbly. Reduce heat to 300 F and cook 3-5 more minutes. Cook until fish is opaque throughout.

To serve, place 1/4 of zucchini on each plate. Top with cod fillet and garnish with 1/2 tablespoon shredded cheese.

Recipe courtesy of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

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