Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cod with citrus & honey sauce

The other night we had fish. Cod fillets actually. I had two packages of them in the freezer and not much of an idea of what to do with them. I generally tend to slather on some butter, sprinkle with pepper, a few drops of lemon juice and bake it...  There sat the bottle of honey, next to the one lemon we had and a couple of limes. Why not make a sweet & sour type sauce? So I did. 

2 limes
1 lemon
about 1-2 tablespoons of honey (no, I didn't measure it)
2 packages of frozen Cod fillets
pepper to taste (optional)

Put the fillets in cold water in the sink to thaw.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees or as instructed on the fillet packaging. 
Cut the lemon and limes in half, squeeze the juice from them into a small bowl.
Add the honey as you stir with a fork to combine. 
You can add in the pepper if you choose.

When the fillets are thawed, place them in a baking dish. I used a 7x9 dish. Pour the lemon, lime, honey juice/sauce over the fillets.  There should be plenty to cover some of the fillets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or as instructed on the fillet packaging.

I made green beans to go along with the cod and on the back of the cod packaging there was another recipe suggestion (which I wrote down and will share because it sounds good and I want to try it!) that also suggested serving with green beans. 

Quick, simple and the juice/sauce? Gave the cod a delightful kick.

***Edited to add-> I brought the last two fillets to work for lunch. They had been sitting in the citrus honey sauce all night and morning.  All I can say is WOW! Much better than it was night before!  If you can, let the fillets sit in the marinade for a few hours or even overnight before baking. ***


fernvalley01 said...

my standard is always lemon pepper and dill, but that sounds wonderful!

Kaede said...

A few weeks ago, our local Kroger was having a sale on cooked frozen shelled shrimp.

They also were having a sale on fresh avocados and high quality salsa.

I made a shrimp cocktail out of the salsa and avocados. Yummy and EASY!

Cut-N-Jump said...

FV- mine too. This was a nice change and like I said, if you can let it sit all day or overnight- even better!

Kaede- that sounds like a tasty different change. I don't particularly care for cocktail sauce so that would definately be good. Sounds a lot like an easy seviche too. Ever had that? I has recipes- love the stuff!

Richard said...

Thank you very much for all your blog visits, and that dish looks great to make and eat. Richard from Amish Stories.

Cut-N-Jump said...

No problem Richard. If it is fast, cheap and easy, tastes great too- then I am all for it. Simple food is always good.

Thanks for posting on mine as well. Feel free to bring the gang if you'd like.