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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cilantro 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.
2
Seared 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.
3
Southwestern Sauce:
Add chicken stock and seasonings to sauce pan, bring to a boil stirring consistently. Thicken with cornstarch slurry. Salt and pepper to taste.
4
Marinade shrimp for at least one hour.
5
Lightly sautee in oil until opaque and cooked through.
6
To 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