Hey and welcome back! I hope you are finding ways to stay cool and enjoying these beautiful summer days! This week I am bringing you an easy weeknight meal that won’t take up a bunch of time, allowing you and family and friends to get back to having fun. So, pour a drink and grab your scissors to cut out this easy Soy and Ginger Cod with Sugar Snap Peas and Jasmine Rice!
I love an easy weeknight meal that is full of flavor and is easy to clean up so I am going to share that with you. For this meal you will need:
4-6 cod filets (I used frozen ones and thawed them)
2-3 small bags of sugar snap peas
Jasmine rice cups (can be found at Walmart)
3-4 tablespoons fresh ginger or ginger in the squeeze tube (found in the produce section)
1/2-3/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Juice of one lime
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper
First, you want to put one tablespoon each of sesame oil and vegetable oil in a pan and put it on medium high heat. Add the cod fillets to the pan and food on each side for about 3-4 minutes.
Place the cooked cod on a plate and add the remaining sesame oil and vegetable oil to the pan and add the sugar snap peas and salt and pepper to taste. Cool the peas tossing them frequently for about 4 minutes — you want them to be cooked but still crispy.
Remove the sugar snap peas from the pan and add the chicken broth to the pan to deglaze it and bring off all those flavor bits from the bottom of the pan; you may need to use a wooden spoon to help those bits get off the bottom of the pan. Then add the ginger, soy sauce, lime juice and garlic powder to the chicken broth and give it a taste. If it feels like it’s missing something give it a splash of sesame oil.
Cook the jasmine rice cups according to the package and then assemble your plates with rice on the bottom, fish on top of the rice and sugar snap peas on the side and give everything a drizzle of that tasty soy-ginger sauce. I served mine with sliced raw radishes on the side and some store-bought egg rolls but this would also be good with some green onions on the top!
I hope you find ways to make this meal your own. I used cod because it’s mild but I am sure you could make this using salmon or mahi-mahi! No matter what you do to make it your own this meal should only take about 30-40 minutes allowing you time to spend with the family! I hope you enjoy and as always I’m sending love from my kitchen to yours!