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These light and fresh Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls are simple to prepare and make great cold lunches for the rest of the week. BudgetBytes.com
Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These light and fresh Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls are simple to prepare and make great cold lunches for the rest of the week.

Total Cost: $16.24 recipe / $4.06 serving
Servings: 4 bowls
Ingredients
SIMPLE SLAW
  • 1/2 head red cabbage (about 4 cups shredded) $0.88
  • 1 carrot $0.16
  • Handful fresh cilantro $0.10
  • 2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice $0.09
  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil (like canola) $0.04
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
CHIMICHURRI
  • 1/2 cup olive oil $0.83
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar $0.40
  • 1 cup packed Italian parsley $0.35
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro $0.19
  • 3 cloves garlic $0.24
  • 1 tsp dried oregano $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp cumin $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes $0.02
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
FISH AND RICE
  • 4 (5oz) cod steaks $12.00
  • 4 cups cooked rice $0.75
Instructions
  1. Prepare the slaw first so that the salt and lemon juice have time to soften the cabbage. Slice or shred the cabbage as thinly as possible (this is very important). Use a large-holed cheese grater to shred the carrot. Roughly chop a handful of cilantro leaves.
  2. Combine the cabbage, carrot, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine. Let the cabbage sit for at least 30 minutes to soften, stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the chimichurri in a food processor or blender and pulse until the herbs are finely chopped. Alternately, you can mince the garlic, parsley, and cilantro with a knife and then stir them together with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Begin preheating the oven to 400ºF. Place the cod steaks in a baking dish. Spoon half of the chimichurri over top, reserving the other half for drizzling over the bowls after baking. Bake the fish for 12-15 minutes, or until it is cooked through (the fish should flake when a fork is inserted, but still be moist).
  5. To build the bowls, place one cup cooked rice in a bowl, top with a heaping cup of the slaw (make sure to stir just before serving), and then place the baked fish on top. Drizzle some of the remaining chimichurri over the entire bowl and enjoy!