When you are born and raised in an island, you learn to eat all the seafood that the mighty ocean produced and we are also thankful for the abundance and the blessing of having such a variety of seafood at a short drive from home. I am Puerto Rican and fish is eaten in the island in lots of creative ways. I had cod fish in the freezer and decided to do something with it. However, I was in a hurry and decided to cut all the ingredients in small bite size pieces. I also chose the other ingredients that I had at the time. You can substitute my ingredients for your own, hey, we have to be creative and improvise, smile. Hope you like it.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Approx. Cost: $8.89 (or $2.22/serving)
Serving: 4 reasonable proportions (or 2 super large.)
2 cod fish filets ($3.00)
2 potatoes cut in bite size pieces (I used I Yukon and one red) ($1.00)
1 chopped onion (.50)
1 jar of red roasted peppers cut in 1/2. ($1.69 )
1 small can of tomato sauce (. 40)
1 cup of beef stock. ($1.00 )
2 tbsp. Olive oil (.50)
1 tsp. Garlic powder (.25)
1 tsp. Paprika (.25)
1/4 cup of chopped flat parsley (.30)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cut and season the fish with Paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Peel and cut the potatoes and onion in bite size.
Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to your sauté pan and when hot, add the potatoes and onion and sauté in medium high until golden.
Add the tomato sauce and stir.
Add the beef stock and roasted peppers and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the fish, parsley and turn the heat to low and cook just until the fish cooks, about 3 to 4 minutes.
HACK: (YOU CAN USE 1/2 C. OF BEEF STOCK AND 1/2 C. OF RED WINE instead of a full cup of stock.) Also, you can squeeze lemon juice when serving. Finally, you can eat this dish as is, since it has the protein and the veggies. However, if you have any leftover rice in the fridge, you can serve it as a side. (If you don’t, just make 1 cup and add .50 to your total cost.) Don't forget to add avocado and a side salad. With all the aforementioned, you are going to have a lot of food and will make a lot of people happy.
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