This is a quick, easy recipe, that has big flavor. I came up with this just by looking in my pantry/frig, and seeing what I had on hand. Some of my best recipes have started this way.
Makes 2 servings
2 8 ounce cod fillets (may substitute with any white flake fish)
Salt and pepper
Flour for dusting
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, smashed with the side of a chef's knife
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons capers, drained (if using salted capers- rinse)
1/4 cup white wine
Salt and pepper each fillet and dust lightly with flour. Heat oil in a saute pan on medium high heat, and add garlic and thyme. Stir, so as to infuse the oil with their flavor, for about 30 seconds. Add cod, skin side down, undisturbed for 3 minutes until crisp. Turn over and cook for 1 minute more. Remove, and place in a slightly warmed oven.
Add the lemon juice and capers to saute pan and deglaze with white wine, scraping up any bits left in the pan from the fish. Reduce, add salt and pepper if needed, and pour over fish.
I serve this with garlicky mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.