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Looking for a quick weeknight meal that is tasty enough to serve to guests or make for a special meal with a loved one?

This is it.

This Pan Seared Cod with Artichokes and Capers is my go-to when I am short on time, but I still want something a little fancier than ground beef and broccoli (which is my other favorite go-to!).

I always have cod in the freezer. When I purchase it, I portion it out into 1.5-pound portions so that I am ready to rock and roll when I need a fast and healthy dinner.

When purchasing fish, wild-caught is the way to go. That means these guys have had the chance to swim freely and eat what they are meant to eat. No over-crowding, poor quality feed, or antibiotics to prevent or stop disease. I think of wild-caught fish the same way I think of pastured, grass-fed beef, poultry, and any other quality meat.

Wild-caught cod comes from the cold waters of the Alaskan Pacific and offers wonderful health benefits. A four-ounce serving offers around 21 grams of protein and it is a good source of B12 and omega 3 fatty acids too.

I know you will be thrilled with how simple this recipe is to put together and how delicious it tastes. I hope you enjoy!

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Pan Seared Cod with Artichokes and Capers
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Recipe type: Gluten and Dairy Free Main Dish
  • 1.5 pounds of wild-caught cod, cut crosswise into 4 inch pieces
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons fat of choice (I have used lard or coconut oil, but gheeor butter would also be great choices)
  • 14.5 ounce can or jar of diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 14 ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 tbsp. capers
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • Freshly sliced basil, optional
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt your fat.
  2. Season the cod pieces on both sides with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Lay the cod into the frying pan and sear for 2 minutes per side. Do not crowd the fish, do this in batches if necessary.
  4. Once the fish has been cooked, nestle all of the pieces into the frying pan and decrease the heat to medium.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the diced tomatoes with their juices, the quartered artichokes, and the capers.
  6. Pour the mixture over the fish and cover the pan.
  7. Let the fish and artichoke mixture simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the lemon zest on juice over the fish and serve.
  9. Freshly sliced basil is a nice addition for a garnish. Enjoy!

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