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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cod Cioppino

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Ugh! This weather...though it's hard to complain in Vancouver when you look at the freezing temps around Canada right now. Let's just say winter sucks, and you need some good warm-up food!

 

I still have tonnes of cod caught from the summer in my freezer that I'm trying to come up with new dishes for (though honestly, I could make cod tacos several times a week), and I've been wanting to try my hand at a Cioppino for a while.

 

A few years ago while visiting San Francisco, my parents insisted I try the crab cioppino from a restaurant they went to (Cioppino is something of a signature dish of San Fran) - it was delicious and I think about it a lot when it's cold out.

 

The good thing with this dish is that you can toss whatever you'd like, seafood-wise, in it. Don't like mussels? Focus on the prawns. No cod? Any sustainable white fish can do... Mix and match to your tastes, what's available/in season, and what is sustainable where YOU are.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Make the broth for this stew ahead of time, either a few days ahead OR you can freeze some (or do a big batch and do both). DO NOT freeze the fish/seafood, it will overcook when you de-thaw and it will not be good. Instead, put just the broth in the freezer, and get fresh fish the day you want it, reheat the broth and follow the seafood cooking instructions, and voila! Time saver and an easy/healthy winter warm up!

 

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Poached Cod with Potatoes & Sausage


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

When you are brought fresh caught cod from the east coast, you start dreaming up all the things you can make with it - so apologies in advance if there are lots of fish recipes over the next few months. I spotted this recipe when I was looking for ideas for foods to make while camping, and decided I could modify it to make it a bit healthier, esp when making at home!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you, like I do, have a home garden, now is a great time to pull the veggies for a side dish. I had a TON of lettuce growing, and got some great tomatoes from the farmers market and made a salad, but a green veg like roasted zucchini, or peppers could do the trick as well. Everything from this recipe can be found locally right now!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Poached Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Cod is in season right now and is a relatively inexpensive white fish and when I went to look up what other benefits it has (besides the omega-3's!) I landed on a page called "World's Healthiest Foods", which I took as a good sign.

As with many recipes I make I tend to modify for health, between ingredients and cooking styles. This week's recipe was inspired by THIS ONE one from Cooking Light, but with a few more tweaks.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Use your homemade soup stock - remember this recipe on how to make your own?! - either vegetable or mushroom based. And, like I did below, use something like Bragg's Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce (info here).


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