Baked Cod and Sweet Potatoes

05bBakedCodRatatouillebfLO copyThe original version of this recipe was called Thanksgiving Cod and was found on, which has a cool web site as well as an app, so you can search out stuff on the go.

I liked the idea of seafood, sweet potato, and veggies, baked separately but together in a very hot oven, but needed to make some changes; no ‘shrooms or broccoli, and, in place of a cilantro vinaigrette, my newly discovered, kinda retro, Seven-Up Sauce worked a treat.

01bVeggiesOilbfLOI rounded the dinner off with a nice take on ratatouille on the side, and we thought ourselves quite well and truly supped.

•1 lb frozen cod filets, thawed
•1 large onion, chopped
•2 cloves garlic, diced
•Sliced zucchini
•Sliced yellow squash
•1 tbsp olive oil
•1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
•1/2 tsp seasoned salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper
•1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
Seven-Up Sauce
•Fresh parsley, chopped

02bSauceFishbfLOSweet Potatoes:
•1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
•1/2 large onion, diced
•1 clove garlic
•1 tbsp olive oil
•1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
•1/2 tsp seasoned salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper
•1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper

Heat your oven to 400º.

03aSwPotatoesRoastedbfLOArrange the onion, garlic, zucchini, and yellow squash in the bottom of a 2-1/2 quart rectangular baking pan, then toss with the salt, peppers, balsamic vinegar and oil.

Toss the sweet potato, onion, and garlic with the salt, peppers, balsamic vinegar and oil in another rectangular baking dish.

Pop the sweet potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes, then remove and keep warm – I added a bit of chopped parsley to mine at the end.

Add the veggies to the oven at the same time as the sweet potatoes, but remove after 15 minutes and place the cod on top.

03bCodReadybfLOBaste with some of the Seven-Up sauce, then place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Baste with more of the sauce, add the chopped parsley, and return to the oven for another 10 or 15 minutes.

Dinner, done, and – ok, aside from that stick of butter in the Seven-Up sauce – pretty healthy, too.

By the way, I bought the wild-caught cod filets frozen at Target, their Simply Balanced brand, and will most happily buy it again.

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