Greek Baked Cod with Lemon Garlic Parsley Sauce ~ A Blog Tour and A Cookbook Giveaway

Greek Baked Cod with Lemon Garlic Parsley Sauce

At the end of June I was fortunate enough to be contacted by a promotional director for "A Trip to Greece" blog tour that, in turn, coincidences with a brand new cookbook launch by Debbie Matenopoulous called "It's All Greek To Me."  Shortly after saying I'd love to participate, I received my copy of Debbie's tasty new cookbook in the mail and started pouring over the simply beautiful and easy to follow recipes inside.


I remember Debbie from her early days as co-host on The View and recall being very impressed with her at that time for being young and outspoken, especially in a group of already established women. Had I known at the time that she was such a food and cooking enthusiasts, I would have been even more impressed than I already was.

Debbie's cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me" is well thought out and has some amazing photos ranging from pictures of her in her native land and of her loving family, including the rich Greek food culture that has helped form her into the woman she is today. Debbie's recipes are easy to prepare, healthy and flavorful with a minimum of ingredients but a maximum of fresh, seasonal flavor.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: If you'd like to enter for your chance to WIN your very own copy of Debbie's delightful and healthy new cookbook, your opportunity will come at the end of this post. Please stay tuned while I work up your appetite ;)









And, if those glorious photos aren't enough to whet your whistle, here are just a few of the recipes you'll find throughout the pages of "It's All Greek to Me" by Debbie Matenopoulous:

* Zucchini Fritters
* Greek Village Salad
* Bulgur Wheat Salad
* Spinach Feta Pie
* Orzo with Tomatoes and Feta
* Lemony Grilled Chicken
* Lamb Souvlaki
* Lemon Potatoes
* Greek Wedding Cookies
* Almond, Orange & Semolina Cake

The recipe of Debbie's that I chose to make in honor of the blog tour and cookbook giveaway is this one for Baked Cod with Lemon Garlic Parsley Sauce, which can be found on page 150. This quick and easy seafood dish can be put on the table in well under 30 minutes and it could not be easier to prepare. If you happen to one of the people who are nervous about cooking fish in your own home, I urge you to try this recipe. I promise, this recipe is fool proof for flaky fish, and you'll knock it out, like a rock star.

I chose to compliment Debbie's Baked Cod with Lemon Garlic Parsley Sauce with a quick sauté of garden zucchini, red onion, garlic, lemon and oregano (recipe follows). Dinner was a huge hit the night I served this to my husband, and luckily for me there were plenty of leftovers which I happily enjoyed for lunch the next day (after photos of course, LOL)!

Greek Baked Cod with Lemon Garlic Parsley Sauce


BAKED COD WITH LEMON GARLIC PARSLEY SAUCE   {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Serves: 4-6     Prep Time: 5 minutes     Bake Time: 15 minutes

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
6 skinless cod fillets, rinsed and patted dry
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons), divided
1 teaspoon salt (I use kosher)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Prepare a baking dish by coating the bottom with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
-Place the cod in the baking dish and drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice.
-Season the cod with the salt and pepper.
-Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes being careful not to overcook.
-Meanwhile, in a jar or bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of the oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest. Whisk well to combine.
-Spoon the sauce over the cod and serve immediately.

SAUTEED GARDEN ZUCCHINI WITH LEMON AND OREGANO  {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Serves: 6      Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 10 minutes

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 medium zucchini, cut into bite sized chunks
1 medium red onion, cut into bite sized chunks
2 teaspoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoons dried oregano

-In a large skillet over medium/high heat, saute the zucchini and onion in the olive oil, stirring occasionally (approximately 7 minutes).
-Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper and dried oregano.
-Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
-Serve and enjoy!


See? I told you this would be an incredibly flaky fish...



Well, you've waited long enough, and now's the time where you get to enter to win your own copy of "It's All Greek to Me" by Debbie Matenopoulous (a $25 dollar value, but priceless when it comes to great Greek recipes).

This contest runs from Thursday, July 31st to Sunday August 4th, and the winner will be selected via random drawing compliments of rafflecopter.com

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THIS GIVE AWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER:   GIGI CUCCARO!!!


And last, but certainly not least, as we come to close on another tasty new recipe ~  I bid you peace, and love! May you always be blessed, happy and eat fabulous food!

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Until we eat again,




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