Seared Cod with Cilantro Lime Rice

John Barnes

By
@jhbarnes

This dish tastes as good as it looks. The Char flavor on the seared cod gives a nice nod to the slightly spicy southwestern sauce accented by the cilantro and lime flavors of the rice.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I'm definitely adding this cilantro lime rice to my menu, it's delicious. It has a fresh flavor that's perfect for summer and complements the southwestern flavors in the rest of the recipe. If you love seafood, you'll love this fresh recipe.

Ingredients

2 c
long grain rice, uncooked
4 c
water
1 tsp
salt
1
small lime, juiced
1/2
small lemon, juiced
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped

SEARED COD

4
cod filets
2 Tbsp
oil
salt and pepper

SOUTHWESTERN SAUCE

2 c
chicken stock
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
cumin
1 Tbsp
water
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
salt and pepper

SAUTEED SHRIMP

8
u15 shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp
oil

SHRIMP MARINADE

1 c
v8 juice
1
small lemon, juiced
1
small lime, juiced
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
red pepper sauce
1/2 tsp
celery salt
1 pinch
fresh ground pepper

GARNISH

3
medium peppers, red, green, yellow
1
small onion, julieanned

Step-By-Step

1Cilantro lime rice:
Bring salted water to a boil. Add rice. Bring to a boil and cover/cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove from pan, stir in lime juice, lemon juice and cilantro.
2Seared Cod:
Season both sides of cod with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in pan.
Sauté 5 minutes on each side until fish is cooked through and flaky.
3Southwestern Sauce:
Add chicken stock and seasonings to sauce pan, bring to a boil stirring consistently. Thicken with cornstarch slurry. Salt and pepper to taste.
4Marinade shrimp for at least one hour.
5Lightly sautee in oil until opaque and cooked through.
6To assemble the dish:
Pack rice tightly into a greased ramekin. Release into center of bowl.
Place seared cod on top of rice
Put 2 oz southwestern sauce over cod
Tie 2 shrimp together and place on top.
Garnish bowl around the rice with onions and peppers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southwestern