Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cod with Shaved Mushrooms and Truffle Oil and Cauliflower Puree

Good food does not have to be overly complicated, have a arms length of ingredients nor be bad for you. Tonight's dish was very easy to prepare and simply delicious.

I use a slight...and I mean slight amount of truffle oil to finish the dish. No reason to go overboard with the truffle oil, as it will just give you wasted calories, but more importantly, it will over power every other flavor, If you've never used truffle oil, be careful because it is very easy to over do. Also make sure you purchase a quality product, most truffle oils are garage and contain little to no truffle at all and taste artificial at best.  The oil by Urbani is a good product and can purchased from

Cod with Shaved Mushrooms and Truffle Oil


  • 1.5 lbs of Cod cut into four pieces ( I used two pieces)
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, shaved on madoline
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Pam Organic Olive oil spray
  • Truffle oil to drizzle ( less than 1/4 teaspoon)
In a large nonstick pan , heat over medium high and lightly coat pan with Pam Olive Oil, heat and add cod that has been salted, peppered and rubbed with the crushed garlic . Cook on each side about 3-4 minutes,. Add mushroom to pan after first side of fish has cooked, you do not wat to over cook these mushrooms as they have been shaved thin and don't take long to cook. Serve with Mushroom on Cod, and lightly drizzle with truffle oil.

Cauliflower Puree

Clean and remove stem from one large head of cauliflower, remove flowerettes and place in steamer, heat in steamer about 5 minutes till totally tender. Put cooked cauliflower in food processor with 2 teaspoons of 0% fat strained greek yogurt (I use FAGE) 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 clove of garlic, and black pepper, puree till smooth.


  1. My good lord this looks fantastic I cant wait to try it, thanks for posting on FB and sending to me love this one!

  2. mmmm truffle oil!! That cod looks amazing... love that you added mushrooms to it!

  3. Love the simplicity of this recipe and that it's healthy and delicious. Truffle oil is always tricky as there is such a fine line between delicious earthy flavor and inedible. Look forward to trying this.

  4. Cheryl and Adam....I agree with you!!

    Truffle oil is VERY tricky, that's why I state:

    "If you've never used truffle oil, be careful because it is very easy to over do" and again "Truffle oil to drizzle ( less than 1/4 teaspoon)......Serve with Mushroom on Cod, and lightly drizzle with truffle oil"

    This dish would be equal delish without the truffle oil, but I find with the lightly cooked mushrooms along with the truffle oil there is a certain earthiness to this dish that can not be beat.

  5. Wow this dish looks so healthy and amazing! You can never go wrong with truffle oil either!

  6. Nice photos and the recipe sound de-lish.

  7. Thank you Everyone for putting this in today's top 9 on foodbuzz!!!!

  8. Love it. I am totally going to do this. So easy, so satisfying, so umami!!! I am so happy to see a savory healthful dish on the Top 9, btw!