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Blackened Cod

Ingredients:

  1.  2 LBS. of fresh cod
  2. blackening spice
    1. 1T paprika
    2. 2t thyme
    3. 1t cumin
    4. 1t oregano
    5. 1t garlic
    6. 1t onion powder
    7. 1t salt
    8. 1t black pepper
    9. 1t cayenne pepper
  3. 1T Coconut Oil(refined preferably, you don’t want a coconut taste)
Directions:
  1. mix together spices for blackening rub
  2. cut cod into serving sizes about 4-6 oz.
  3. rub seasoning generously on all sides of cod filets
  4. heat coconut oil on high in cast-iron skillet
  5. when pan is just starting to smoke, add rubbed cod filets
  6. turn after about 3-4 minutes, the cod should be crispy and dark
  7. cook for another 3-4 minutes depending on thickness of fish
rubbed on every side with blackening spice

rubbed on every side with blackening spice

after flip in pan, cook for 3-4 more mins

after flip in pan, cook for 3-4 more mins

finished product with fresh lemon and parsley

finished product with fresh lemon and parsley

Blackening fish was a technique perfected in New Orleans.  While working down here I figured it would be a great idea to try it out for myself.  The extremely high heat of the pan and the minimal amount of oil in the pan really creates a spicy, crispy crust on the fish.  It was delicious and the depth of flavor was amazing.  Just remember get the pan as hot as possible just to where it starts smoking and be careful when you place the fish in the pan.  When you lay it in the pan drop it away from you so that the oil won’t splash back.  Enjoy!
—JM—

One comment on “Blackened Cod

  1. primalparkgirl
    March 6, 2014

    This looks fantastic! I am a recent convert to blackening spice having stumbled across one recipe for it in a paleo cookbook (it isn’t common here in the UK) – I’m definitely going to your blend.

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