Not particularly exciting, but a decent weeknight meal. Too much salt though.
The fish recommend here is *Striped Bass* not Sea bass. Striped Bass can be found in the Atlantic, ponds, streams, lakes and rivers all across the U.S. It is a delicious and mild fish.
I only used the quinoa recipe and it was Very tasteful! My family really enjoyed it. I'll make it again for sure.
I had very low expectations for the pilaf: I found out just before making the recipe that I only had 1/4 cup quinoa and no almonds. Yet, it tasted wonderful! The cod was ok. Not particularly flavorful, but it may have been my fault: I only used 1/4 teaspoon paprika because I was afraid it would be too spicy.
Pricey? Where do you buy your quinoa?
Here are 3 words I never thought I'd say...I like quinoa! Because of this recipe I've discovered a new food. Excellent "pilaf" recipe and so very easy. The cod was just ok. Next time I'll use Spanish paprika to add some interest. I'll be making the quinoa for Passover as it's not a grain but rather a seed...and it will go very well with the Silver Palate "Chicken Marbella". Re supermarket fish, the only supermarkets I'll buy fish at are Whole Foods and Wegmans. Other than that...it's the local excellent fish market. You do have to be careful where you buy your fish, although even the best of them can have a bad one once in a while.
The pilaf was good. I made the recipe with cod - and wasn't a big fan. My husband and I both like cod - but the flavor was strange with the side. I'll make the pilaf again with a different fish/meat.
I substituted tilapia for cod whenI did this recipe a few weeks ago and it was still just as good. Couldn't get my hands on cod at the time. The side dish lasts for at least a week in the fridge, too, and I took it with a salad for lunch for the next week.
How can the recipe taste like it's been drenched in butter when the recipe doesn't even call for butter. Sounds like you didn't follow the recipe properly. I can't wait to try this.
My father was a fisherman for many years in the Atlantic Ocean. The comments indicating that the fish was inedible tends to make me think that fish was not fresh. I can not eat supermarket fish because it is really just terrible. Perhaps try it again from a reputable fish market....or if you are lucky to live by the ocean, catch it yourself!
My husband and I loved, loved, loved this recipe! I used halibut and it turned out just great. Will be making it again very soon. Also, I ran out of almonds for the pilaf, so I used pine nuts instead and they were delicious.
I also registered just to write about our vert bad experience with this recipe. The quinoa was good, but the cod was just atrocious. I took one bite and threw the rest out, and I followed the directions exactly. For some reason it tasted as though it was saturated with butter. It was completely inedible, and my husband threw his out too. Perhaps we aren't cod people; perhaps it was the recipe, but I know this is one I won't be trying again.
I registered onto this site just so I could warn people that this recipe did NOT turn out well for me at all. The cod was just strange & flavorless even though I was generous with the paprika, salt & pepper. The quinoa was ok, but I can imagine that there are much better recipes out there for this fairly pricey grain.