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Oven Baked Cod With Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice & Ginger Peanut Sauce

Perfectly seasoned cod fish is oven roasted in one pan with asparagus, and served with a smooth peanut sauce over light and bright lemon garlic cauliflower rice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, asian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 4 fillets cod (one fillet per serving, or two large filets cut accordingly)
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • juice of 1/2 of a lemon
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/16 tsp cayenne (if you don't like spicy, skip)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch asparagus (or whatever vegetable you choose)
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided for fish and asparagus

Ingredients for ginger peanut sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup water, and possibly more for desired consistency
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  • Clean your fish and pat dry. Combine ginger powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne and salt in a bowl. Spread over both sides of the fish and place the fish on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil (you don't need much).
  • Now prepare the cauliflower rice: Chop up the head of cauliflower into small pieces. Place in the food processor in batches and process until the entire head is riced.
  • Toss riced cauliflower in a bowl with pressed garlic and squeezed lemon juice. Spread thinly over a parchment lined baking sheet. (if you have enough room, can be spread on same sheet as fish.)
  • If you are cooking asparagus with this, chop ends off, place on same baking sheet as the fish and drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil and salt/pepper. If you are cooking a different vegetable, prepare and place on the sheet.
  • Place fish, cauliflower rice and veggie option in oven and cook for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, take out the cauliflower rice and mix it up. Place the sheet back in oven and cook another 8-10 minutes.

Instructions for ginger peanut sauce:

  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, rice vinegar, ginger powder (or fresh ginger), soy sauce/coconut aminos, and water. Mix with a whisk until smooth. Continue to add water 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency.
  • Can be served over the fish or on the side!

Notes

Tips: 
  • This dish can be served with just about any veggie side you want, however I find that there is just something delicate about white fish served with asparagus that I love.  Whatever vegetable you choose, make sure to wash it and remove any stems.  Most vegetables can be cooked at 450 degrees for the same amount of time as the fish/cauliflower, just make sure to adjust accordingly.
  • When processing the cauliflower, I frequently had to turn it off and stir the cauliflower to get all of the pieces riced.  Feel free to add lemon zest for a more lemony flavor! 
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