A simple sear in a nonstick pan produces succulent fish for this weeknight dinner. Use any firm white-fleshed fish, such as cod, halibut, or mahi-mahi. For an easy side dish, roast beets and broccoli in a hot oven, which produces supertender vegetables.
This recipe has been adapted from "Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad" by Andreas Viestad. Text copyright 2003 by Andreas Viestad. Photographs copyright 2003 by Mette Randem. Reprinted by permission of Artisan.
You will need to soak the cod for a full day, so plan ahead. Piquillo peppers, spicy-sweet red peppers from northern Spain that have been roasted and peeled, can be found in specialty-food stores and some supermarkets.