Lemon Parsley Baked Cod Filets – 20 minutes – Quick and Easy

Lemon Parsley Baked Cod Filets

 

Another busy day and you’re tired. You want to put together a nice dinner but you don’t want it to be a dragged out process.

Oven Baked!?  Yeah! yeah!  Something that you can put in the oven and just let it do it’s thing.

You could even put the veggies in the baking sheet if you want to. I didn’t tonight because Gammy wanted some sautéed broccoli with garlic. And, whatever Gammy wants Gammy gets.

We don’t have cod any other way than baked in the oven. It just turns out best this way. Just a few ingredients and the preparation is simple.

There is always some good, wild caught, cod filets in the seafood section at our local grocery store. You can also get frozen. I always have some in the freezer ready to go.

Set the oven at 400°F/205°C.

if your cod filets are frozen just put them in a bowl of water while you get the butter melted, chop the parsley and zest the lemon.

If you’ve done the prep and the cod filets are still a little stiff just take them out of the plastic bag that they came in and put them in a bowl in the microwave.  Zap them in 10 second increments checking each time until they are soft but not hot yet.

Squeeze the juice – from the lemon that you have zested – into the bowl with the butter. Mix the flour, lemon pepper, dill weed, salt, pepper and parmesan together in another bowl.

BTW – rice flour for gluten free and almond flour for Paleo and gluten free.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then spray or wipe it with olive oil.

One at a time dip the filets in the lemon juice butter mixture then in the flour mixture getting them thoroughly coated. Lay them out on the baking sheet.

Drizzle the remaining lemon butter mixture over the filets and put them in the oven.. 

Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes or until they want to flake easily when poked with a table fork.

Lay them on your dinner plates and top with the lemon zest and parsley. We really like this recipe and I bet that you will too.

Lemon Parsley Baked Cod Filets-poppopcooks.com-baked cod-cod recipes-baked cod recipes-baked fish recipes-how to bake cod-baked fish

A bold, smooth white wine like a good California Chardonnay will pair real well with your Lemon Parsley Baked Cod Filets.

 

 

 

 

Print Recipe
Lemon Parsley Baked Cod Filets BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Oven Baked Cod fish filets topped with lemon zest and parsley
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Instructions
  1. Set the oven at 400°F/205°C. if your cod filets are frozen just put them in a bowl of water while you get the butter melted, chop the parsley and zest the lemon. If you've done the prep and the cod filets are still a little stiff just take them out of the plastic bag that they came in and put them in a bowl in the microwave. Zap them in 10 second increments checking each time until they are soft and but not hot yet.
  2. Squeeze the juice - from the lemon that you have zested - into the bowl with the butter. Mix the flour, lemon pepper, dill weed, salt, pepper and parmesan together in another bowl. BTW - rice flour for gluten free and almond flour for Paleo and gluten free. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then spray or wipe it with olive oil. One at a time dip the filets in the lemon juice butter mixture then in the flour mixture getting them thoroughly coated. Lay them out on the baking sheet. Drizzle the remaining lemon butter mixture over the filets and put them in the oven.
  3. Bake for about 8 - 10 minutes or until they want to flake easily when poked with a table fork. Lay them on your dinner plates and top with the lemon zest and parsley. We really like this recipe and I bet that you will too.
    Lemon Parsley Baked Cod Filets-poppopcooks.com-baked cod-cod recipes-baked cod recipes-baked fish recipes-how to bake cod-baked fish
Share this Recipe
 
Powered by WP Ultimate Recipe

Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries – Quick and Easy

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-8-poppopcooks.com-chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes- sweet potato recipes

Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries……

………..will make you feel like a poet when you say it and a chef when you make it.      The parmesan crusted pan fried chicken thighs and the peppers giving a different twist to fried sweet potatoes all come together real “Quick and Easy”. Watch this video for a sorta preview.

I used boneless skinless thighs but you could use any cut of chicken that works for you. 

Put a skillet on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the pan about 1/8″ deep. Trim the excess fat off the thighs. In a shallow dish mix together the flour, grated parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. One at a time dip the chicken thighs in the dry mixture and press them in to get them coated evenly and add them to the skillet.

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-poppopcooks.com-Chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes

While the Parmesan Chicken Thighs are cooking put another skillet on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to coat the bottom.

Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into slices about 1/8″ thick and add them to the pan then…….

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-2-poppopcooks.com-chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes-sweet potato recipes

……..cut the pepper in half lengthwise and remove the stem and seeds and cut them into whatever size pieces that you want. Add the peppers to the potatoes and……..

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-4-poppopcooks.com-Chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes

……..sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss a few times to get it all mixed together.

The Parmesan Chicken Thighs need to be turned when they are browned on one side. Then when the juices run clear or the thickest one reads 165° on an instant read meat thermometer remove to a pepper towel lined dish. 

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-3-poppopcooks.com-Chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes

Watch the potato pan and toss or gently mix a few times as it cooks to help everything cook evenly.

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-5-poppopcooks.com-Chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes

Then put your Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries on the table and enjoy.

Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-7-poppopcooks.com-Chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes

 Oh yeah, we had a bottle of Pinot Noir with ours and it hit the spot.

Print Recipe
Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Instructions
  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the pan about 1/8" deep. Trim the excess fat off the thighs. In a shallow dish mix together the flour, grated parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. One at a time dip the chicken thighs in the dry mixture and press them in to get them coated evenly and add them to the skillet.
  2. While the Parmesan Chicken Thighs are cooking put another skillet on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into slices about 1/8" thick and add them to the pan then cut the pepper in half lengthwise and remove the stem and seeds and cut them into whatever size pieces that you want. Add the peppers to the potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss a few times to get it all mixed together.
  3. The Parmesan Chicken Thighs need to be turned when they are browned on one side. Then when the juices run clear or the thickest one reads 165° on an instant read meat thermometer remove to a pepper towel lined dish.
  4. Watch the potato pan and toss or gently mix a few times as it cooks to help everything cook evenly. Then put your Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Fries on the table and enjoy.
    Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Fries-7-poppopcooks.com-Chicken thigh recipes-quick and easy recipes
Share this Recipe
Powered by WP Ultimate Recipe

Pork Scallopini in Lemon Butter Sauce – 25 Minutes – Quick and Easy

Pork Scallopini-5-poppopcooks.com-Lemon-Garlic

 Pork Scallopini in a Lemon Butter Sauce is another one of our quick and easy weeknight meals – on the table in 25 minutes or less and real good.

But First—Todays tip!

When cooking pasta put it in the pot of water as soon as you put the pot on the stove. You don’t have to wait for it to boil first. It will save you some time on a busy weeknight. Give it a  try with some linguini with todays Pork Scallopini.

OK, back to our quick and easy Pork Scallopini. 

First let’s cut up the lemon(s) and chop up the garlic, or, use the pre-cut garlic in a jar.

 I’ll bet that your grocery store always has some thin cut boneless pork chops like this.

Pork Scallopini-poppopcooks.com-quick and easy-Italian-

Put a Skillet on at medium high and add the olive oil and the butter. In a shallow bowl mix together the flour, salt and pepper.  Dredge the pork chops in the flour mixture………..

Pork Scallopini-3-poppopcooks.com-pork chops-quick and easy-Italian-25 minutes

……….and put them in the skillet leaving a little space between them. Cook them in batches if necessary.

Pork Scallopini-2-poppopcooks.com-quick and easy-pork chops

Give them just about a minute to a minute and a half per side depending on the thickness. These are pretty thin so I just went with a minute. When they are done remove them to a dish that will catch the drippings and set it on and idle burner on the stove to keep warm. Put the rest of the butter in the pan and then add the garlic, lemon and parsley.

Pork Scallopini-4-poppopcooks.com pork chops-quick and easy

Stir it up with a wooden spoon scraping the bottom to get any bits from the pork chops into the mix. After just about a minute put the white wine or –  chicken stock – in the skillet and as soon as it starts to heat up to a simmer put the pork chops back in. You can put them all in just move them around letting the liquid get in between them.

When the liquid has reduced and thickened a little serve your Pork Scallopini in Lemon Butter Sauce. Top off the meat and the pasta  with the sauce and lemons from the pan plus some grated parmesan cheese. Bon Appetito!!

Pork Scallopini-5-poppopcooks.com-Lemon-Garlic

BTW that side dish is some is some Sautéed Spinach that was an easy multi-task with tonight’s meal. A nice bottle of Chianti goes good.

 

Print Recipe
Lemon Butter Pork Scallopini - 25 Minutes BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Thin pork filets in a garlic and lemon saute.
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Course Main course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Instructions
  1. First let's cut up the lemon(s) and chop up the garlic, or, use the pre-cut garlic in a jar. Put a Skillet on at medium high and add the olive oil and the butter. In a shallow bowl mix together the flour, salt and pepper. Dredge the pork chops in the flour mixture and put them in the skillet leaving a little space between them. Cook them in batches if necessary.
  2. Give them just about a minute to a minute and a half per side depending on the thickness. These are pretty thin so I just went with a minute. When they are done remove them to a dish that will catch the drippings and set it on and idle burner on the stove to keep warm. Put the rest of the butter in the pan and then add the garlic, lemon and parsley.
  3. Stir it up with a wooden spoon scraping the bottom to get any bits from the pork chops into the mix. After just about a minute put the white wine or - chicken stock - in the skillet and as soon as it starts to heat up to a simmer put the pork chops back in. You can put them all in just move them around letting the liquid get in between them. When the liquid has reduced and thickened a little serve your Pork Scallopini in Lemon Butter Sauce. Top off the meat and the pasta with the sauce and lemons from the pan plus some grated parmesan cheese. Bon Appetito!!
    Pork Scallopini-5-poppopcooks.com-Lemon-Garlic
Share this Recipe
Powered by WP Ultimate Recipe

Lamb Chops with Scallions – Quick and Easy – 25 Minutes Max – Gluten Free

Lamb Chops with Scallions-8-poppopcooks.com

  Lamb Chops with Scallions……..

……….. are great for a quick and easy weeknight supper.

Years ago I worked in a high end restaurant and this was the specialty of the house. You are hereby urged to get some lamb chops and enjoy them this way.

Put a skillet on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Put the flour, dried basil, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl and mix them together.

Lamb Chops with Scallions-poppopcooks.com

Press the lamb chops on to the mixture getting both sides coated.

Lamb Chops with Scallions-2-poppopcooks.com

Put them into the hot skillet and…….

Lamb Chops with Scallions-3-poppopcooks.com-lamb recipes-

 …….sear them on both sides. Check them with a meat thermometer or poke them to see when they are done the way YOU like them.

Lamb Chops with Scallions-4-poppopcooks.com-lamb chop recipes-lamb recipes

While the lamb chops are cooking rinse off and chop the scallions – shallots or onions work in place of the scallions if necessary. When the chops are seared remove them to a plate on an idle burner on the stove. Put the butter and the scallions in the pan and stir with a wooden spoon getting the bits off the bottom. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Lamb Chops with Scallions-5-poppopcooks.com-lamb recipes-lamb chop recipes

When they have just started to show signs of getting translucent on the edges add the white wine or chicken broth.

Lamb Chops with Scallions-6-poppopcooks.com-lamb recipes-lamb chop recipes

Stir a few times as the liquid reduces a little. Serve up and enjoy your Lamb Chops with Scallions.

Lamb Chops with Scallions-7-poppopcooks.com-lamb chop recipes-lamb recipes

We had some leftover risotto with peas in the freezer so that was our carb and veggie tonight. We uncorked a bottle of Spanish Garnacha and it all went together real good.

Print Recipe
Lamb Chops with Scallions BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Lamb Chops pan seared and topped with with Scallions
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Prep Time 8-10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 8-10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Add to Meal Plan:
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
Add to Shopping List
This recipe is in your Shopping List
Instructions
  1. Put a skillet on at medium high and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Put the flour, dried basil, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl and mix them together.
  2. Press the lamb chops on to the mixture getting both sides coated. Put them into the hot skillet and sear them on both sides. Check them with a meat thermometer or poke them to see when they are done the way YOU like them.
  3. While the lamb chops are cooking rinse off and chop the scallions - shallots or onions work in place of the scallions if necessary. When the chops are seared remove them to a plate on an idle burner on the stove. Put the butter and the scallions in the pan and stir with a wooden spoon getting the bits off the bottom. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  4. When they have just started to show signs of getting translucent on the edges add the white wine or chicken broth. Stir a few times as the liquid reduces a little. Then serve up and enjoy your Lamb Chops with Scallions.
    Lamb Chops with Scallions-8-poppopcooks.com
Share this Recipe
Powered by WP Ultimate Recipe