Blue Apron: Seared Cod with Spring Vegetables in a Lemon Dijon Sauce

Have you guys heard of Blue Apron? It’s amazing. They send you the ingredients for three dinners each week along with detailed recipes. You can skip a week and you can also customize your dinner choices. It’s so convenient if you don’t have time to shop or if you just want to try some new recipes. The best part is they send you the exact amount you need so you no longer have leftover ingredients. No more throwing out a whole bushel of celery because you only needed 1 stalk! Genius idea!!

Our first dinner was Seared Cod with Spring Vegetables in a Lemon Dijon Sauce. It was better than I expected. First you prep your ingredients while boiling your water. Then blanch your asparagus for 2-3 minutes and immediately dunk in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. The fingerling potatoes go into the same pot of boiling water for 9-11 minutes, until tender. While your potatoes cook, make your sauce. Minced shallot, Dijon mustard, salt & pepper, and olive oil are whisked together to make a slightly spicy dressing for your vegetables. In a large bowl mix together all your veggies (sliced radishes, potatoes, asparagus, capers) and sauce and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick pan. Sear the cod on one side for 3-4 minutes and then flip, add the butter and continue to baste the fish with butter for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Serve fish over veggies and enjoy!

Seared Cod

The fish is really tender and the flavor is fantastic. Butter makes everything better. You can see my fish fell apart because it stuck to the pan a little even though I used a non-stick pan. I would not attempt this without a non-stick pan. The mustard sauce brought it all together. It was tangy, spicy, and a little sweet from the shallot and the capers add a bit of saltiness to the dish. Perfect.

Jason and I were both pleasantly surprised with this outcome because we don’t normally cook with white potatoes or radishes (although I didn’t put any radishes on his plate…) It’s fun to experiment with new ingredients! Give Blue Apron a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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