Is your freezer packed full of this season’s bounty? Whether you caught it yourself, a friend gave it to you or you picked it up at your favorite fish market, many Alaskans are enjoying freezers full of freshly caught cod. We have the perfect recipe for you this month that’s delicious and supports prostate health. Garlic lemon cod is packed full of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids that your body craves.
Garlic Lemon Cod
POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT
Consume fish twice a week, or take a fish oil supplement, to get your necessary omega 3 fats. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential, and unlike cholesterol the body does not produce its own. Omega 3 fats are made up of EPA, DHA and ALA; you can get EPA and DHA from fish like salmon, sardines, black cod, trout, herring and more. Sources of ALA include axseed, chia seeds, walnuts, hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds.
Source: Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice
4 6 oz pieces of cod
2 crushed garlic cloves
½ tsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Pinch of sea salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly coat a large baking dish with cooking spray.
Season cod with sea salt and black pepper and place in baking dish.
In a small nonstick skillet, melt butter and olive oil on medium low heat. Add crushed garlic and sauté for one minute. Add lemon and parsley and remove from heat.
Drizzle the lemon and garlic mixture over cod fillets and bake for about 12 – 14 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.