I have a confession to make, I’ve been cheating on Britney (Spears, duh). Don’t get me wrong, she will always be my first love and still holds a special place in my heart since I
used to want to be a teenage pop star, but these days she is taking a back seat to a new love in my life, Jessica Seinfeld. People, do yourself a favor and follow this woman on Instagram and check out her website Do It Delicious. She is friggin funny as hell, has ridiculously cute and flirty fashion sense and most importantly Jessica cooks LIKE A BOSS. She owns it in the kitchen and doesn’t even try to compromise on taste in an effort to make something healthy, she just makes beautiful food that also happens to be healthy. My kinda girl.
This olive oil poached cod with tomato olive salsa was no exception. Delicately poached fish with a bright garnish highlighting the best taste of summer, tomatoes. All I have to say is YUM. Sorry BSpears, JSein’s cooking chops are trumping your dance moves these days and putting her at the very top of my girl crush list.
- 12 sprigs fresh thyme
- 4, 6 ounce pieces of cod (I bought a pound and used the extra salsa on top of a simple side salad)
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 tsp salt + 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, use once for fish and then for salsa
- 1 cup grape tomatoes or larger tomatoes diced into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 cup green olives
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (about 2 sprigs)
Heat oven to 275 degrees with rack placed in center. Place thyme sprigs in baking dish, followed by fish and finished with 1/3 cup olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily (mine took 30).
While fish is cooking quarter tomatoes and rough chop olives. Add them to a bowl followed by lemon juice, leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme, crushed red pepper, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and another 1/8 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Stir together and let sit until fish is done. Spoon over fish, enjoy!