I love lemon.
Lemon loves fish.
This was great, even with dried winter herbs, but I look forward to doing it again with fresh tarragon and chives.
If we ever have spring…..
Baked Lemon Cod
Total time: 30 minutes
- 12oz (360gr) cod, halibut, or other firm, white fish, cut into smaller pieces if needed
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs fresh lemon juice
- 4 tbs flour
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 1 tsp za’atar
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp parsley
- Lightly oil baking sheet
- Mix remaining oil and lemon juice in a flattish bowl.
- Mix flour, lemon pepper, paprika, and za’atar in another flattish bowl.
- Dip fish in oil / lemon, dredge in flour and place on baking sheet.
- Add parsley to remaining oil / lemon and drizzle over fish.
- Bake, 400F (200C) for 12 – 18 minutes, depending on thickness, until done. Fish is done when it starts to turn opaque and flakes with a fork.
- Remove and serve.
We were in Bordeaux yesterday. For those who don’t know, Bordeaux is a fairly large city of around 250,000 people.
It is, of course, the heart of Bordeaux wine country and is surrounded by suburbs / towns with familiar names to wine lovers: Graves, Pessac, St. Émillion, Margaux, etc.
As one gets further away from the city proper there are the vineyards with their magnificent châteaux.
We’ve driven through the area often, tasting and buying wine.
We’ve driven through and around the city of Bordeaux often.
Yesterday, we took a different street out of the downtown area and right in the middle of the city was Château Haut-Brion, a Premier Grand Cru Classé vineyard, complete with château.
One minute we were driving past boulangeries and tabacs and moto shops and the next we were in the middle of one of the most expensive vineyards in the world. The starting price for 2014 was 240 euro. That was before they bottled it. You could expect to drink that vintage sometime after 2024.
If you want something drinkable now the 2006 is going for 570 euro ($630..)
And the 2005 can be had for a mere 1150 euro ($1265.00).
Those are retail prices, not restaurant prices, per bottle.
No we did not buy any (nor ever have we).
If you are interested in the history of Haut-Brion this is the wiki link. It was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson…..
Once past the vineyard, it was back to cafes and florists and coiffures….
It was all rather surreal.