Main Dishes

Fish and Zucchini with Herb Paste

Serves 2, Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 20 minutes


6 scallions, chopped
1 C packed fresh cilantro
½ C packed fresh mint
3 T olive oil
1 T peeled and chopped fresh ginger (from one ¾ inch piece)
¾ t ground coriander (optional)
Coarse sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
4 C zucchini spears ¾ inch thick
2-4 (total 14 oz) skinless firm white fish fillets such as hake or cod


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Pulse scallions, cilantro, mint, oil, ginger, coriander, and salt in food processor until a coarse paste forms. Season with pepper. Toss zucchini with 3 T herb mixture in a bowl. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 5 minutes. Pat remaining paste onto both sides of fish fillets. (Leftover paste may be stored in refrigerator for a few days.) Push zucchini to edges of baking sheet and arrange fish in center, leaving about ½ inch between fillets. Roast until fish is opaque and semi-firm to touch, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!