You, too, can cook like a chef and achieve a beautiful, healthful meal at home. Lately, I've been watching, "Chopped" on TV. It's the show that gives a chef four completely weird and random ingredients in which to work their magic. They're judged on taste, appearance and creativity. And they must come up with an appetizer, main course and dessert, provided they aren't "chopped" along the way! It's interesting to see what they come up with in 20-30 minutes. Of course, I'm the "armchair chef" always thinking how I would transform those same ingredients. I know, that's weird, but that's the way I am! Getting to the dessert round would be easy; I'm sure I'd choke trying to create a dessert! Not enough practice!
Getting back to the cod. I made this complete dinner somewhere within the time frame, without getting chopped! Ingredients were cod, mango, kale and couscous. I ran out of time as I was preparing to make a mango sauce for the fish. Oh well...next time! Believe me, though, the cod was simple, crunchy and moist at the same time! Good stuff!
2 pieces of cod, cleaned, de-boned and pat dry
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs on a small plate
a drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
a sprinkling of garlic powder
a pat of butter on top of each cod piece