I’m a recent csa (community supported agriculture) convert, and the beet greens that came this week were timely for this cod recipe.
You would be amazed at the abundance of fresh, colorful, fragrant fruits and vegetables we pickup every Thursday. It’s not uncommon for me to find farm fresh eggs and local honey in my box as well. All for $25 a week!
Last week’s offering included beets. I’ve never been a big beet fan. My mother loves them pickled. Somehow pickled beets just didn’t appeal to us kids, and while she ate them pickled, I don’t recall her cooking beet greens. We all know how healthy greens are, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
I have to say, I much prefer these sauteed beet greens to pickled beets (sorry Mom!). They were tender with a mild flavor. Perfect with my baked cod.
What did I do with the beets? Roasted them in the oven and tossed them in my salad. Not bad!
- 8 ounces cod fillets
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest,
- ¼ cup parsley, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups beet greens, roughly chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. Combine lemon zest, parsley, capers and 2 cloves minced garlic in a small bowl.
- 3. Sprinkle cod with salt and pepper and wrap in foil. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until cod just flakes in the center.
- 4. While cod is baking, heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add beet greens and remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute 3 - 4 minutes until greens just wilt.
- 5. Serve cod with beet greens and lemon and caper mixture.
Congratulations to James at the Daily Chef. His name was picked by my husband as the winner of yesterday’s CSN promotion. Enjoy!
What’s good for me in this dish?
Cod is low in saturated fat, and a good source of Vitamin D, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Potassium. It is also a source of Protein, Phosphorus and Selenium. Cod assists cardiovascular health due to it’s blood-thinning omega-3 fatty acids.
Beet greens contain folate, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. That colorful red color means they are loaded with phytonutrients that provide wonderful antioxidant benefits, and are thought to fight certain types of cancer. They also promote heart heath by potentially lowering cholesterol levels.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 7.43g
Total Carbs: 10.03g
Dietary Fiber: 6.92g
Weight Watchers Points 4
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.