seared cod with cilantro lime rice

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By John Barnes
from Fredericksburg, TX

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For seared cod with cilantro lime rice

  • 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
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How To Make seared cod with cilantro lime rice

  • 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.

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