So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pan Roasted Cod with Walnut Pesto

I don't think that I've ever cooked with Cod before, but in an effort to come up with more recipes that don't use beef or poultry, I wanted to give it a go.  They had some nice wild caught frozen Cod loins at Sams the other day, so I bought a pack and this is what I came up with.  It was delicious!

Pan Roasted Cod

4 Cod loin fillets (defrosted, if using frozen)
juice of 1/2 lemon

Season fish with EVOO and S&P.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot and add a TBS or so of EVOO.  Turn heat down to medium and cook for 4 minutes without messing with them.  Carefully turn over and sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve over arugula dressed with EVOO, lemon juice and S&P.  Top with pesto.

Walnut Pesto

1 cup walnut halves
1/2 cup EVOO
1.5 tsp sea salt
6 garlic cloves
juice of 1 lemon
3 oz fresh basil leaves (maybe 2 cups?)

Combine walnut halves, EVOO, salt and garlic in food processor and process until smooth.  Add lemon juice and basil and process again until smooth.

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