This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Have dinner on your table in less than 30 minutes with these fresh Alaska Cod fillets that are flavored with charred, honey-drizzled, lime and a handful of spices. Pair with greens for a light meal or with grains and greens for a heartier option.
I simply love summer. I know we aren’t technically quite in spring even, but, for the last few days here in Georgia, we have had summer-like temperatures! Y’all – we made it up to the 80s on Saturday! Yes, the glorious 80s! In FEBRUARY! And, the timing was perfect as just prior to that, I was living up to one of my nicknames of “two-coats”!
This unusually warm weather spell didn’t just help me change my coat-count, it also had my daughter and I walking around neighborhoods near her college, marveling at homes and playing our little game of guess-who-lives-here-and-what-they-do while stealing a glance
or three into the homes (thankfully no one accused us of being peeping Toms… or, should I say, peeping Tina’s). All that peeping walking left us so hungry, so, afterwards, we headed to the grocery store… and got distracted by all the crispy greens! During warmer seasons, my daughter and I like to grab as many crispy greens as will fit into our shopping basket and come home and throw together a huge salad. Sometimes, I also like to pick up some sort of fresh protein source and enjoy that on a bed of greens. Seeing we are in lent, most of our protein has been in the form of fresh fish. Well, come dinner time that night, this delicious and yet so Easy Turmeric Lime Cod on a bed of greens was sitting in front of us.
When I picked up these Alaska Cod fillets from a fishmonger at a local grocery store, he mentioned that Alaska’s cold pristine waters produce the purest, high-quality, wild-caught Alaska whitefish varieties, such as halibut, sablefish (black cod), sole, Alaska pollock and cod. Alaska’s wild fisheries contribute nearly 60% of all seafood harvested in the United States. Alaska whitefish varieties are sold fresh and frozen year-round for a wide-range of seafood possibilities and healthful options.
This Turmeric Lime Cod is so easy to make, you can even have your kids help in getting them prepped. There is one extra step that I urge you not to skip. Instead of just using lime juice in addition to some turmeric, cumin and smoked paprika, I charred up some lime slices with a drizzle of honey to use with these Alaska Cod Fillets – a little something I picked up from some food magazine recipe a few years ago. The charred lime slices take on a sweetish tinge, and yes, I ate a couple of them straight off that pan before I added the cod onto it. I bet you and your kids would enjoy those sweet-ish lime slices as a snack, when cooled, I must add. Those charred lime slices add so much flavor and depth to this easy meal.
As I sit here writing this post today, temperatures have dipped back into 1-coat 60’s! But, that’s okay as I’m bumping my heat up inside and we are pretending it’s summer in our condo tonight as we enjoy leftovers of this Easy Turmeric Lime Cod on a bed of crispy greens! I sure hope y’all get to give this Easy Turmeric Lime Cod a try.
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Easy Turmeric Lime Cod
- 2 limes
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 lb Alaska Cod
- 1/2 tsp ginger freshly grated
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley to garnish with
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Place 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Slice up one of the limes, and when pan is warm, add lime slices, drizzle with a little of the honey, and saute about 5 minutes on one side, then flip, drizzle with rest of the honey, and saute another 4-5 minutes on the other side (please note cooktops and temperatures vary, so please check to make sure your lime slices don't burn)
- Push the charred lime slices to the sides of the pan and add the other tbsp of olive oil.
- Rub the Alaska Cod fillets with the turmeric, cumin and smoked paprika, spoon the freshly grated ginger over them (or you can sprinkle/spoon them on when fillets are cooking in the pan), slice them into individual servings and saute about 4-5 minutes on one side. Squeeze about a teaspoon of lime juice on them (from the other lime). And, repeat on the other - sauteing about 4-5 minutes as well.
- Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and garnish with parsley. Serve on a bed of greens (like I did) or serve with greens and grains.