In an effort to incorporate fish into our diet at least twice a week, this pan-seared cod on a bed of fragrant and aromatic basmati rice and snow peas was a great addition to a meatless meal. It did not heat up the kitchen as much, and dinner was served in about 30 minutes.
Wash and dry the fresh produce. Snap off the stems of the snow peas and pull off the tough string that runs the length of the pod. Halve each pod on an angle. Using a peeler, remove the green rind of the lime, avoiding the white pith, mince the rind to get 2 teaspoons of zest (or use a zester). Quarter the lime. Peel and dice the onion. Pick the cilantro and mint leaves off the stems, discard the stems. Peel and mince the ginger.
When cooking the snow peas, in a non-stick pan, heat some ghee on medium-high until hot. Add ginger and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes or until softened and fragrant. Add the snow peas and half the lime zest. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until peas are bright green. Transfer to a bowl and set aside in a warm place.
Pat the cod fillets dry with paper towels; season with salt, pepper and the remaining lime zest on both sides. In the pan used to cook the snow peas, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium high until hot. Add the seasoned fillets and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from the heat and keep warm. When plating, serve over a bed of curried basmati rice, add the chopped mint, and the juice of 2 lime wedges. Top with snow peas.
Served with a radish/cucumber and scallion salad, this was a complete and satisfying meal for 2.
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