Steamed Cod with Scallions and Lime Juice, Green Beans with Almonds

Green Beans with Almonds. Served with Steamed Cod and Couscous.
Green Beans with Almonds. Served with Steamed Cod and Couscous. | Source

I never was a person who enjoyed eating fish. Oh, I loved Lobster, Shrimp, and Scallops and I did like an occasional fish fry featuring breaded cod and I tried Tilapia a few times. In a recent effort to expand my horizons I tried Steamed Cod. It was tender, juicy and delicious! Along with Green Beans with Almonds and a side of Couscous it was a tasty and healthy meal that I really enjoyed. I even had the leftovers for dinner! I may be on a roll!


Ingredients

  • Two 3/4-1 inch thick Cod Fillets
  • 2-3 Scallions sliced
  • Lime Juice or 1 Lime, thinly sliced
  • Margarine or Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dill Weed to taste
  • Black Pepper 1/4 tsp.
  • Water

Prepare the Cod

  • Place the Cod Fillets in Aluminum Foil with edges folded to hold liquid ingredients.
  • Sprinkle with Garlic Powder, Dill and Black Pepper to taste.
  • Place 2-3 dabs of Margarine or Butter along the length of the fish.
  • Squirt on Lime Juice or place thin slices of Lime on top of the Cod Fillets.
  • Add 1/3-1/2 cup of water and fold edges of Aluminum foil together.
  • Place the foil packet in the basket of a Vegetable Steamer or Turbo Cooker and cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yum!

You may substitute the Lime Juice/Slices with Lemon Juice.


Steamed Cod
Steamed Cod | Source

Green Beans with Almonds

What you will need:

  • Green Beans, cleaned and trimmed
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Lemon Juice
  • Butter or Margarine



Green Beans with Almonds
Green Beans with Almonds | Source

Instructions

  • Place Green Beans in the top of a double boiler and steam about 10 minutes until crisp tender.
  • Remove green beans from top of double boiler and drain water from the pot.
  • Melt Margarine or butter in the pot on medium low heat.
  • Add slivered Almonds and sauté until slightly browned.
  • Add Lemon Juice and cooked Green Beans. Stir to mix well. Serve and enjoy!

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Comments 2 comments

5 years ago

Voted up. I have tried steamed (as well as fried) cod. It's a good dish, though I must admit I prefer cod fried (though steamed is more 'good' for the eater, I guess!)


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Cod is more popular in a fish fry I think and can taste better. You are right that other means of preparation are healthier. Sometimes it's more fun to eat for pleasure though. Thanks for the vote:)

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