Healthy Recipes

Broiled Cod With Charred Tomatillo Salsa

This low-cal protein is the perfect centerpiece for a diet-friendly meal.

Broiled Cod With Charred Tomatillo Salsa
Brian Klutch
Brian Klutch

This entrée features lightly seasoned cod and a tart and citrusy charred tomatillo salsa. 

Broiled Cod With Charred Tomatillo Salsa Servings: 2
Prep time: 10 min.   |   Cook time: 20 min.
You'll need
  • 5 large tomatillos, stems and husks removed
  • 2 serrano chilies, stems and seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp diced white onion
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1⁄2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 lb cod fillets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper

Quick Tip: You can substitute tilapia, haddock, or roughy for the cod. The macros will be very similar.

This recipe excerpted from The Bodybuilder’s Kitchen, by Erin Stern. $17;

1. Preheat broiler to low. Line a small baking pan with aluminum foil and place tomatillos and chilies in pan. Place pan on top oven rack. Broil until charred, about 6 to 8 minutes, flipping tomatillos and chilies halfway through.
2. Add tomatillos, chilies, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and ½ tsp salt to a blender. Pulse in 10-second intervals until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
3. Spray small baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place cod in pan, season with garlic powder, the remaining ½ tsp salt, and pepper. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until fish is lightly browned.
4. Transfer cod to a serving platter and spoon the salsa over top.