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Cherry/Balsamic Cod or Halibut

Cook's Tip: This recipe works well with cod or halibut, and with most any dried fruit.

Serve with a spinach salad, rice pilaf, or whole wheat couscous.

Cherry/Balsamic Cod or Halibut
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Serves 4 
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts
4 Alaskan cod or halibut fillets (4 to 6 oz each), thawed
  • Combine dried fruit, onion, and balsamic vinegar in a small microwaveable bowl. Cover and microwave on medium setting for 1 minute. (Or, heat ingredients in a small saucepan until very warm but not hot, and no more.) Remove from microwave (or saucepan) and stir in pine nuts; let sit, covered, while fish is cooking.
  • Fill a 12-inch skillet with water to a depth of 1-inch and bring to a boil. Rinse fish under cold water; place fillets in steamer basket. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn off heat. Place steamer basket into skillet; return liquid to a boil. Cover loosely and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Remove fillets to serving plates; top with fruit.

Nutrients per serving: 265 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 21% calories from fat, 46mg cholesterol, 31g protein, 26g carbohydrate, 1.5g fiber, 82mg sodium, 74mg calcium, and 610mg omega-3 fatty acids.
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