This was one yummy dinner! Take note that the cabbage still has body to it. In other words, don't over cook the cabbage!
In my adult years I have lessened the amount of animal meat I eat for health purposes and such. I usually will only eat meat around the holidays and even then in small amounts (if you want to know some of the health reasons why I do that, go here).
It's a must for me to have corn beef once a year right around St. Patrick's Day though. I'm sure it's a must for many. It may not be the healthiest choice yet I do it out of festive tradition. But, I wanted to share another option that could fall underneath healthy, for those who cannot or will not eat red meat for St. Patrick's Day. I'd suggest for our veagans and strict vegetarians to omit the fish and start the meal with some fresh fruit salad using kiwi or other green fruit, it being festive. The roasted veggies can definitely stand on their own. Enjoy!
Seasoned Cod Fillets
When seasoned right these fillets will have a slight buttery taste.
4 Wild caught frozen or fresh Cod Fillets, if frozen, thaw them completely
1 Tb Fresh Thyme
A few sprigs for each fillet of Fresh Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Real Salt or Himalayan Salt
Take thawed cod fillets and combine all spices and oil in a medium sized bowl. Use enough oil to coat fish completely.
Place fillets on a medium high heated skillet taking excess herbs and placing them on top of each fillet. Cover fillets and cook fish until done, about 7-10 minutes. The fish will flake easily when it is done. Serve immediately.
Best Ever Cabbage
This recipe was given to me by this wonderful women and contributor on Simply Healthful. I also used a Meyer lemon that was locally grown. To achieve Best Ever Cabbage I would suggest doing the same!
1 head of Cabbage, sliced and washed
1 tsp fresh Thyme
1/2 tsp Marjoram
1/2 tsp Rosemary, fresh or dried
1 clove of Garlic, minced (optional)
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In a large skillet put 1 tsp oil and turn heat to medium. Add cabbage and all other ingredients except for the lemon juice; sauté for about 3 minutes until cabbage is just barely beginning to wilt. Turn off heat and sprikle lemon juice on top of cabbage. Season with pepper and Real Salt or Himalayan salt to taste.
I will list the veggies I used this time but you can always put in your own favorite veggies. We often use cherry tomatoes too.
3 medium sized Beets, reserve beet greens and stems for another time
1 yellow Onion, sliced
3-4 Zuchinnis, sliced thick
3-4 medium sized Carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
6 small Red Potatoes, quartered and sliced
2-4 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-2 cloves Garlic, minced (optional)
1-2 Tb of your Favorite seasoning, I used an Herb de Province combination
Real Salt or Himalayan Salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Chop and slice all veggies to be thick but bite size. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly making sure all veggies are coated in oil and seasoning.
Dump veggie mix onto a cookie or jelly roll pan and spread them out, creating one layer of prepared veggies. Put pan in preheated oven and cook for 2o minutes or until lightly browned on edges.