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One-Pan Sesame Crusted Baked Cod With Brussels Sprouts


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  • 250 g / 0.5 lbs. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, finely diced or grated
  • ½ long red chilli, finely diced or crushed red pepper flake
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 4 fillets of cod (140 g / 5 oz. each)
  • 3 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger (or ginger paste)
  • 1 bag of shredded carrots (4 oz)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut the larger Brussels sprouts in half and leave the small ones whole. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, chili, spices, sea salt, sesame oil and lemon juice.
  4. Place a piece of parchment/baking paper over a flat oven sheet pan and grease with a little olive oil. Place the cod fillets in the middle and top each fillet with equal amounts of the spice mix. Scatter the Brussels sprouts around the cod and place a few tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with some sea salt and lemon zest, and drizzle with extra olive oil. Sprinkle with fresh grated ginger and fresh shredded carrots.
  5. Crust each piece of cod with a heavy sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.  Reason season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place the tray in the hot oven, middle shelf, for 15 minutes. Once ready, serve while hot with a side salad. Store leftover fish and veggies in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
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