In this recipe frozen peas are used straight from the freezer, just break them up by slamming the package on the counter a few times. The peas provide moisture as the cod is roasted at a high temperature.
- 10-ounce package frozen peas
- 4 scallions
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup panko
- 1 large garlic clove
- 4 thick cod fillets (about 6 oz each)
Preheat the oven to 475F. Put the frozen peas in a large bowl. Slice the scallions thinly on the bias and mix with the peas. Add the thyme, 2 tbsp of oil, salt and pepper. Sprea on a small rimmed baking sheet.
Mix the panko with the remaining oil, grated garlic and salt. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Top each piece with a thick covering of panko and press down firmly. Place the fish atop the peas.
Roast for 12 minutes, until the crumbs are golden and the fish is just firm. Serve the fish on the peas.