Oranges are in season now and WOWZA are they sweet and juicy! I bought a big bag at the store the other day and have been adding them to just about everything coming out of my kitchen–smoothies, salads, sauces, and desserts. Last night I decided to try using one in our main dish. I dolled up a boring piece of cod with orange zest and boy was it good. Check out this 488 original and let me know what you think about citrus meeting fish!
Citrus meets fish
- 2 cod steaks (fillets)
- 1/2 t sweet paprika
- 1/2 t kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 t pepper
- 1/4 t ground chipotle pepper flakes
- 4-5 cherry or grape tomatoes, cut into thin slices
- 1/4 red onion, finely diced
- juice and zest from 1/2 orange
- 1-2 t butter, melted
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional), just a sprinkle. You may sub a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for the parm.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine the first 4 dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel.
Put the diced red onion in a roasting pan so it will set directly under the cod fillets. Place the cod fillets on the onion. Sprinkle fresh orange juice on top of the fish. Melt the butter and brush each fillet with butter. Sprinkle the dry ingredient mix evenly over the 2 fillets and do the same with the orange zest. Place the tomato slices on top of the fish to cover the entire surface of the fish. Add a light sprinkle of Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast to the top of the tomatoes.
Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the cod. Turn the oven up to broil and cook for another minute or two, just enough to lightly brown the top of the fish and cheese.
Serve immediately and ENJOY!