Did you ever look at bruschetta and think, "Gee, that could be three times larger with a cod fillet on it?" Me neither, but we'd both be stupid for not trying it. I don't remember where we got this recipe, but here's how it goes.
two - eight ounce cod fillets
four ripe plum tomatoes on the vine, diced
half a medium red onion, diced
two cloves of garlic, minced
one clove of garlic, whole
fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
one teaspoon salt
half teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup of olive oil
two slices of peasant bread
Heat olive oil in a large skillet at medium. Add the garlic and onions. Cook until tender. Add diced tomatoes, salt, and pepper and cook until soft. Keep warm and let stand.
Meanwhile, bake the cod fillets on a lightly-oiled cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
As the cod cooks up, toast the peasant bread. Rub whole garlic clove on each once toasted.
When cod is finished, place an even heap of tomato mixture on either piece of bread. Then lay cod on top.
Serve with a smile or get beaten by your guests.
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