This easy seafood meal will make the whole family smile! Mild cod fish is cooked in butter and topped with a bright and cheerful salsa made with fresh oranges, cilantro and red onion. Parents will love that it’s ready in under 30 minutes, and kids will enjoy the natural sweetness from Orange Tangerine Juicy Juice® 100% Juice, fresh oranges and a drizzle of honey.
Total Time: 25 minutes.
Active Time: 25 minutes.
Makes 4 servings of 3 oz cod plus ⅓ cup salsa and about 1 tablespoon sauce per serving.
1 pound boneless skinless cod, cut into 4 portions
¾ teaspoon coarse kosher salt plus a pinch, divided
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup Orange Tangerine Juicy Juice® 100% Juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
3 to 8 dashes hot sauce, to taste, optional
- Pat cod filets dry with paper towel. Sprinkle ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper all over the cod. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cod and cook without moving until the bottom is golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Carefully flip the filets over with a slotted spatula, and reduce heat to medium low. Allow fish to continue cooking until just barely cooked through and fish flakes when gently probed with a knife, 2 to 4 minutes longer depending on thickness.
- Remove the fish to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Add Orange Tangerine Juicy Juice® 100% Juice and honey to the skillet, increase heat to high and bring to a boil while scraping up any browned bits. Let boil, whisking occasionally until the juice is reduced to about ⅓ cup and has thick syrupy consistency, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut peel off orange. Chop orange into small chunks. Stir orange, cilantro, red onion, hot sauce and the remaining pinch salt in a small bowl.
- Place fish on four dinner plates, drizzle with the orange honey sauce and top with the orange salsa.