Box wine makes another appearance! You may remember a post a few weeks ago where we tried our first wine in a box, Duca Del Frassino Garganega Pinot Grigio from Bin Ends. Well, close to a month later, it still tastes pretty good.
I was whipping up a cod recipe last night, and I decided to make the sauce using the Duca. It was a good idea.
I started with some cod filets that I picked up at Trader Joe’s. I prefer to buy fresh fish, but with our schedules it often ends up going uneaten. So once in awhile we keep some frozen fish on hand. I thawed 2 cod filets over night, and they were ready for roasting when I got home from my run.
I rubbed them with a bit of olive oil and ground black pepper, then popped them in the oven at 405 degrees until they were flaky. Sorry, I was doing too many things to pay attention to the actual amount of time! Cod is one of those fishes that you just have to test.
While the fish was cooking, I started browning some of my beloved Kerrygold butter. When that started to look a little brown, I tossed in very thin slivers of garlic, about 2 cloves’ worth.
Then I VERY CAREFULLY added 1/2 cup of the Duca del Frassino. It really bubbles up so I added it one tablespoon at a time. It was a little scary.
Off to the side some green beans were blanching. I boiled some water in our electric tea kettle (best invention EVER!) and poured it over the green beans. They cooked for maybe a minute before I drained them. I like my veggies crunchy!
When the fish was flaky and the butter browned, I plated the beans and topped them with cod, butter and wine sauce, and then some lemons.
Total prep and cooking time, under 30 minutes. This was another easy, mostly healthy meal that tasted awesome. We paired it with a glass of the Duca. I must say it was a good introduction to box wine! Next time I would brown the butter much more as I did for the scallops I made last week, but other than that it was perfection. Butter is SO good.
How is your week going so far? Halfway to the weekend!