My gal Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic decided that a vacation was in order this week so, since she was heading out and about – she was kind enough to allow some bloggers to guest post one of their favorite seafood recipes.
When it comes to seafood recipes, I tend to stick with what I know – like salmon either on the grill mojo de ajo style, broiled with a herb mustard glaze or grilled with a citrus salsa verde. However, other fish, like cod or tilapia tends to frighten me right out of my stilettos. But – when Lunie poses a challenge, I decided to break out of my culinary tried and trues and go with a lighter, more tropical recipe and this Coconut Almond Crusted Cod is to. die. for. Seriously – it’s beyond simple and I don’t know what ever took me so long to give it a whirl. When you are looking for a delicious baked cod recipe this will be your new go-to.
If you are looking for a new way to jazz up seafood, head over to Cravings of a Lunatic to check out this Coconut Almond Crusted Cod!
On to the recipe:
Gather the ingredients
It’s all in the prep – whirl, soak, coat – bake. See – easy peasy
Now – don’t you want this for dinner?
Seriously – SOOOO Good!
- 1 cup of slivered almonds
- ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
- Zest of one lime
- ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
- ¼ cup of light coconut milk, unsweetened
- Juice of one small lime
- 4 6-ounce cod filets
- ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
- Lime wedges for serving
- Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a food processor, whirl together the coconut, almonds, a bit of lime zest, black pepper and cayenne pepper for about 10 – 15 seconds. Pour in a dish and set aside.
- In a baking dish, whisk together the light coconut milk and lime juice. Set aside.
- In a third baking dish (preferably a 9 x 13 pan), spray with the cooking spray.
- Take the cod, dry it a bit with paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
- Dip the cod filets in the coconut milk mixture, making sure that all sides are covered.
- Crust the cod on all sides with the coconut almond mixture and place in the prepared baking dish.
- Continue with the rest of the cod and, when the prepared cod filets are ready, lightly spray the tops with a bit of baking spray and bake for about 12 - 15 minutes. The topping should be browned and the fish should be opaque and lightly flake with a fork.
Many thanks to Kim for helping me break out of my tried and true recipe patterns. This was quite the recipe eye opener!
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