Aunt Phyl's Baked Cod Italian-style PRINT
From 7 fish dinner
|6-8 firm fresh cod fish fillets (skin and bones removed)|
|1 med. red onion|
|3 T olive oil (more as needed to moisten)|
|1-2 loaves of day old Italian bread crumbled and oil drizzled over to moisten (not to excess)|
|2 C fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped|
|8 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced|
|salt and pepper to taste|
|2 C golden raisins, soaked in gin for 4 days (or 30 mins in water) to plump|
Preheat oven to 400.
Using a blender or chopper, crumble day old bread to make fluffy bread crumbs, not too fine.
In a saute pan, heat 2 T of oil and add onion and garlic. Season w/ salt and pepper, saute over low heat til the onion has wilted and started to turn translucent; be careful not to let it brown. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Wipe the pan w/ paper towel to clean it, then place it back over low heat and add the remaining oil. Dump the breadcrumbs into the pan and stir to completely coat them w/ oil. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a large mixing bowl and let cool slightly. Mix in the chopped parsley and add the golden raisins to mixture. Salt and pepper.
Lay fish fillets in a large foil baking pan and season w/ a bit s/p. Distribute the breadcrumb/herb/raisin mixture evenly on the top of the fish. Drizzle w/ olive oil to moisten.
Cover and bake for 25 mins. Remove foil cover and bake for 15 mins longer to brown breadcrumbs.