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30 Minute Roasted Asparagus and Cod with Rustic Tomato Sauce

30 Minute Roast Asparagus and Cod with Rustic Tomato Sauce #Recipe -

Raise your hand if you’re jonesing for the weekend! *Raises hand* I’m ready to get out of the office and enjoy more of this summer sun! It’s finally here, and ain’t no body got time for office work. Okay, well, my bank account would disagree with me on that one, but still – it’s time to enjoy the heck out of this gorgeous season and the gorgeous food it brings.

30 Minute Roast Asparagus and Cod with Rustic Tomato Sauce #Recipe -

One of my favorite things about summer is the farmer’s markets popping up everywhere. Whether it’s tiny little farmer’s markets or heading down town Seattle to go to our famed Pike Place Market, it’s always so nice to shop local and find new varieties of fresh fruits and veggies to try.

Our little town has a weekend market just a short walk down town and Huck always loves schmoozing the vendors for little treats. But who can really turn down that face?

Besides stopping at every bread baker, and macaron stand that I find in my little farmer’s market, I try to stop and visit with the farmers and get their latest crops. One of my favorites for spring and summer is asparagus. Roasting asparagus is always top of the list, which is what made this asparagus and cod so fun and flavorful. Topped with this 30-minute Rustic Tomato Sauce, your taste buds will be dancing from here ’til Tuesday. Try it and find out!

30 Minute Roast Asparagus and Cod with Rustic Tomato Sauce #Recipe -

If you’re a fan of seasonal eating – salmon season has just begun, so swap out the cod for some fresh salmon that is making it’s way to your local fish monger. I’m always a fan of Copper River Salmon, for it’s rich flavor and easy cooking.

30 Minute Roast Asparagus and Cod with Rustic Tomato Sauce

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

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2 4-6 ounce Cod or Halibut Filets

1 bunch Asparagus, trimmed

2 Tbsp Olive Oil



1/4 tsp Zest of Lemon

1 cup Rustic Tomato Sauce



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Add in trimmed asparagus and cod or halibut filets. Drizzle asparagus and fish filets with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Bake for 20 minutes or until asparagus is fork tender and fish is cooked through and flaky. Remove from oven.

Top with hot rustic tomato sauce or other pasta sauce of choice. Devour.



19 Responses to “30 Minute Roasted Asparagus and Cod with Rustic Tomato Sauce”

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 30, 2014 @ 6:52 am

    Mmmmmmm… all of these flavors! I definitely need to cook more with cod! And hooray for farmers markets!

    • Megan replied: — June 1st, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

      Thanks, friend!! And hey, salmon is in season – I think this would rock with some salmon fish!

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    naomi — May 30, 2014 @ 6:52 am

    I love asparagus season and there is nothing like fresh copper salmon –one of my favs.

    • Megan replied: — June 1st, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

      I totally agree Naomi!! I’m partial to CRS, too – but I am totally biased!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 30, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    Sun sun sunnnnnn. Can we please be totally irresponsible and just lie in it all day? Oh, and let’s eat this too!

    • Megan replied: — June 1st, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

      Yes! YES we can!

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    matt — May 30, 2014 @ 7:00 am

    This would be great for a quick weeknight meal.

    • Megan replied: — June 1st, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

      I totally agree, Matt! And so would those kabobs of yours! Those are on my Must Grill list for this summer!

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    Carla | Carla's Confections — May 30, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    This looks so delish! Im glad I saw this on FB, bc I think I got unsubscribed from your posts!! **sad face** Resubscribing asap!

    • Megan replied: — June 1st, 2014 @ 4:18 pm

      Oh noes! Well I hope you’re re-subscribed love!! XOXO

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    Gaby — May 30, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    So fresh and light and just amazing for summer!

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    Kate @ Diethood — May 30, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    This sounds SOOOO good! I love the fish paired with asparagus – such a delicious idea!

    Get out of that office and enjoy your weekend! 🙂

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    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — May 30, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    This is exactly what I am looking for in a weeknight meal! On the healthier side which is perfect considering all the pounds I put on when I was on vacation this month…. LOL!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — May 30, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    Farmer’s Markets are one of the best parts about summer, I’m planning on hitting up a couple of ours this weekend! I love this dish everything from the asparagus, to the fish, to that delicious fresh tomato sauce on top!

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    Jennifer Farley — May 30, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    This sounds fabulous!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 31, 2014 @ 5:40 am

    Such a beauty of a dish!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 1, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    A perfect quick and easy meal! Perfect for summer!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 1, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    I was just looking at some cod at the grocery store the other day. This is simple and full of flavor and I can’t wait to try it out.

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    Monet — June 1, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    What a wonderful way to enjoy cod. We just bought a beautiful bunch of asparagus…now I just need to pick up the fish. Thank you for sharing!

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