Honestly, I had never had fish with a potato dish before. I thought it just was not a logical combination, however, after preparing this dish, I now realize what I have been missing. Full of flavor and very easy to prepare, this Lemon-Herb Code with Crispy Garlic Potatoes is delicious and a perfect meal for two on a busy weeknight.
This perfect dinner is also very easy to clean up. Just line your baking sheet with aluminum foil and you can just toss it when done.
I highly recommend trying this recipe. If you like halibut or haddock better, they would make good substitutes for the cod. Just make sure the fillets are similar in size so they cook at the same rate. Try to get fillets about 1-inch in thickness.
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- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 (8 ounce) russet potatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper
- 2 (6 – 8 ounce) skinless cod fillets, 1 to 1 1/2-inches thick
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 2 springs of fresh tyme
- 1/2 lemon, sliced thin
Directions for Fish and Potatoes for Two People
Make sure oven rack is set to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 425º.
Prepare a 13 by 9-inch baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil.
After slicing potatoes, toss them with 1 – 2 tablespoons of your favorite olive oil and the minced garlic.
Season with salt and pepper. I just used my hands to mix this up.
Shingle potatoes onto the baking sheet.
Roast potatoes until edges are brown and just tender, 30-35 minutes, rotating dish halfway through roasting.
When potatoes are almost done, prepare fish.
Pat fish dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
Once edges are brown on potatoes, remove from oven and carefully place one fillet, skinned side down on top of each potato pile.
Top fish with butter pieces, thyme sprigs and lemon slices.
Roast fish and potatoes until fish flakes apart when gently prodded with paring knife and registers 140º, about 15-20 minutes.
To serve, slide spatula underneath potatoes and fillets, gently transferring to individual plates.
I sliced the remaining half of the lemon to serve at the table.
Click for my Homemade Whiskey Tarter Sauce recipe.
It pairs great with this meal.