Made this the other night – mostly out of stuff I just had laying around. Very good flavor, really simple to make. Cod is a very bland fish, and readily takes to strong flavors – the combination of the hummus and the olives with the crunchy breadcrumbs was awesome. I served it over wilted spinach and sautéed mushrooms, with some cous-cous. Give it a try!
1lb fresh cod
3 tbs roasted red pepper hummus
1 pkg sliced mushrooms, divided
½ bag fresh spinach
½ cup panko bread crumbs
2 tsp butter, melted
3 tbs butter, reserved
1 tsp garlic powder
8 kalamata olives, minced fine
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbs lemon juice
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
Finely mince about 8 or 9 of the mushrooms.
In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs, butter, mushrooms, ½ lemon zest, and olives until well combined.
Lightly brush a 9×12 baking dish with olive oil. Place fish in dish. Evenly coat the fish with the hummus. Spread bread crumb mixture over the hummus. Place fish in oven, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned, and fish flakes with a fork.
While fish is cooking, sauté the mushrooms in reserved butter, with a sprinkle of garlic powder for about 2 or 3 minutes, until slightly softened. Remove mushrooms from pan, add spinach, lemon zest, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of garlic. Gently toss spinach till bright green, and still somewhat firm. Add mushrooms, combine, and remove from heat.
Serve fish over spinach, with a side of cous cous.