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Roasted(Cod(with(Gremolata(and(Lemony(Orzo(

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Here's!an!all5in5one!weeknight!dinner!that!also!makes!a!really!nice!lunch!for!a!group!
of!friends.!Steaming!the!fish!over!a!bed!of!par!cooked!orzo!keeps!it!moist!and!flaky,!
while!the!pasta!gets!just!enough!moisture!to!get!to!al!dente.!Gremolataa!simple!
condiment!comprised!of!parsley,!lemon!zest,!garlic,!and!olive!oilbrings!a!punch!of!
zesty!flavor!that!pairs!perfectly!with!the!fish.!!
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Makes!4!servings!
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INGREDIENTS:!
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Orzo:!
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2!strips!lemon!zest!
1!tablespoon!coarse!salt!
1!cup!orzo!
1!tablespoon!extra5virgin!olive!oil!
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Gremolata:!
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2!tablespoons!chopped!fresh!parsley!
1!tablespoon!extra5virgin!olive!oil!
2!teaspoons!freshly!squeezed!lemon!juice!
1!teaspoon!grated!lemon!zest!
1!clove!garlic,!minced!
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Fish:!
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4!(5inch!thick)!fresh!cod!filets!or!frozen,!thawed!(about!1!pound)!
!teaspoon!coarse!salt!
!teaspoon!freshly!ground!black!pepper!
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DIRECTIONS:!
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Heat!the!oven!to!400F.!!
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Bring!a!medium!pot!of!water!to!boil!with!the!lemon!zest!strips.!Add!the!salt!and!orzo!
and!boil!the!orzo!for!8!minutesit!wont!be!quite!done!yet,!itll!finish!cooking!in!the!
oven.!Reserve!!cup!of!the!pasta!water,!then!drain!the!orzo!in!a!colander.!Discard!
the!lemon!zest!strips.!Transfer!the!orzo!to!an!8x85inch!glass!or!ceramic!baking!dish!
and!toss!it!with!the!olive!oil!to!coat.!
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Mix!all!of!the!gremolata!ingredients!together!in!a!small!bowl.!!
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Season!the!cod!filets!on!both!sides!with!salt!and!pepper.!!
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Pour!the!reserved!pasta!water!over!the!orzo!in!the!baking!dish.!Arrange!the!cod!
filets!on!top.!Spoon!the!gremolata!over!each!of!the!filets.!Cover!the!dish!tightly!with!
foil.!
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Bake!until!the!fish!is!cooked!through!and!opaque!and!the!orzo!is!al!dente,!15!to!20!
minutes.!
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