Grilled Cod with Basil and Tomatoes

This was dinner at my house last night. I was running in the door from picking up my son from practice and didnt have a lot of time to cook.  Fish is one of my favorite “GoTos” for a quick turnaround from grill/oven to plate.  This was a hit with my entire family.  It is mild and flavorful and couldn’t be easier to prepare.  Pair with a side dish of steamed broccoli and brown rice and dinner is served!

Grilled Cod and Shrimp with Basil and Tomatoes

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Prep: 10 m      Cook:  10 m    Ready in 20 m


4 fillet cod

12 frozen raw shrimp

salt and ground pepper to taste

 1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves or 1 cup spinach leaves

2 cups cherry tomatoes, approx. 20

4 Tbs chopped onion (optional)

2 Tbs olive oil

2 Tbs balsamic vinegar


Preheat grill to medium high heat (or oven to 350 degrees).   Place cod piece on aluminum foil and season each lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Top cod piece with shrimp, basil (or spinach), 5 tomatoes, and onion.  Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar evenly over all the pieces.  Fold over foil to make packet, crimping the edges together to make a seal.  Place directly on grill grates or on cookie sheet in preheated oven.  Grill until fish flakes with a fork, approx 7-9 minutes.  May need to cook longer if fish was frozen, approx 12-14 minutes.


3 thoughts on “Grilled Cod with Basil and Tomatoes

  • Yeah! Thanks! Sounds super fast!! Reminds me of the commercials for foil!! Question for you how do you make your brown rice fast sometimes I’ll make a big batch and then freeze it in Tupperware or baggies then you can pop in the microwave pretty fast I guess? I told Eric we need to clean out the freezer cause there’s a bunch of crap in there that we just haven’t eaten for probably a year because it’s bad or it’s processed so I told him we got to clean it out like throw stuff away and he wants to eat it uggg men!!! So I’m a start cleaning out a little bit at a time Sunday nights before trash comes on Monday!! 😜😜😜

    Take care, Kelley



    • Stocked freezers are a hard thing to let go when you start eating clean. There are ways to use up the reserves with out undoing all the progress you have made. Little bit at a time, unless it is highly processed. If it is, you can always donate it.


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