Southwest-Style Cod Recipe
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Southwest-Style Cod Recipe

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Make tonight fish night, and this festive recipe with a little zip will guarantee the night’s anything but boring! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 226 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 734 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, olives, cumin, pepper sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add fillets. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwest-Style Cod in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"I think she meant to write "green peppers"..."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"This was delicious. I used red bell pepper instead of green and added about half a TBS of hot sauce and a little salt. Both my husband and Iloved it!!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"One reviewer mentioned green beans. Have I missed something? Didn't see any in the recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"I was pleasantly surprised! I had the ingrediants on hand so decided to try it. I had a lot of the sauce left over when done eating, so think I'll use it in another dish. We liked it very much"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"this dish was absolutely wonderful. we don't like green peppers so I used banana sweet peppers. we both loved it. thanks"

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