Sunday, January 16, 2011

Honey-Citrus Glazed Cod with Grapefruit-Orange Relish

It's cold here in the sunshine state, which is hard to imagine as citrus is at its peak. What better way to add a little sunshine to your day, than preparing a meal that would typically be enjoyed on a summer's day.  Preferably you would be on the back of a boat, with a cold cocktail in hand, listening to Reggae music.  Okay, I digress.  Everything about this dish is bright and fresh, it is like serving up a plate of warm sunshine.

The recipe called for cod which no doubt would be lovely, but fresh cod in Florida is not readily available. We decided to use grouper which is abundant in the Gulf Coast and it worked really well.




Honey-Citrus Glazed Cod with Grapefruit-Orange Relish
Serves 4
Recipe from Bobby Flay


Ingredients:
1/2 cup orange blossom honey
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
Kosher salt
4 (8-ounce) cod filets
2 tablespoons canola oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Grapefruit-Orange Relish (recipe follows)

Directions:
1.  Whisk together the honey, orange and lemon zest and juice, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.  Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature before using.

2.  Heat your grill to high.

3.  Brush the cod with the oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper.  Place the cod on the grill and grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 3-4 minutes.  Brush the top of the fillets with the honey glaze, turn over, and continue grilling until just cooked through, 3-4 minutes longer.

4.  Remove the cod from the grill, glaze side up, and brush with more of the glaze.

Recipe for Grapefruit-Orange Relish

Ingredients:
2 fresh oranges, peeled, sectioned and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 medium grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced 
Juice of 1/2 orange
2 tablespoons aged sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons orange blossom honey
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Combine the oranges, grapefruit, onion, orange juice, vinegar, honey, oil and parsley in a medium bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper.  Let the relish sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.  The relish can be made 8-hours in advance, covered and refrigerated.  bring to room temperature before serving.

Enjoy!



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61 comments:

Susan said...

Perfect recipe! We looked at grouper yesterday at the seafod store, and opted for a great looking swordfish steak for today's dinner. I am keeping this bookmarked. Thanks.

Angie's Recipes said...

Nice work! I love cod...and the citrus relish sounds just great served with them.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Oh, honey and citrus! It's like a plate full of sunshine!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Beautiful! Fish with citrus flavors is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. That relish sounds really good (I bet you could even dip a tortilla chip in there and use it as a citrus salsa!).

Pierce said...

This will have me going ver to Southern Seafood this long weekend to look at grouper, love the idea of honey combined....mmmmmmmmm

Carol at Serendipity said...

I have never had much luck cooking grouper here in Florida but I will try this. I like the boat, cocktail and reggae music idea....

Maybe it will warm up soon???

Carol

Joanne said...

I find myself constantly craving citrus lately, especially grapefruit, so this sounds incredibly appealing to me! And so healthy too!

Lea Ann said...

I'm loving this recipe Velva. Now stay warm!

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! Grouper is one of my favourite fish. Your dish looks really delicious.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I'm still on that boat drinking a cocktail...

This looks WONDERFUL! What an awesome list of ingredients! I love anything Bobby makes...love him too! :)

Emma said...

This looks so fresh, I love the flavours. I am definitely going to try this.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

This looks ABSOLUTELY brilliant.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is so mouthwatering. Diane

Big Dude said...

It's tragic you had to sub grouper for the cod :-). This dish looks outstanding Velva. We had cod the other night and tried to keep it dietic - didn't turn out too well. We have some nice citrus and will try this as soon as Bev's diet allows.

The Enchanted Cook said...

Wow Velva - this looks absolutely delicious! I bet even my husband who doesn't prefer fish would find this desirable. Beautiful photo and recipe.

Best,
Veronica

Michael Toa said...

Just reading the title makes me hungry. This dish looks and sounds delicious. I love fish and citrus. I hope you are keeping warm. :)

Sommer J said...

Looks absolutely heavenly. Love citrus and fish together.

tasteofbeirut said...

This recipe caught my eye because I had made an almost identical one last summer! Had no idea I was making something that Bobby Flay thought of too! lol! Anyway, looks great and makes me want to make it again!

A Canadian Foodie said...

I even have orange blossom honey that I bought at The Borough Market last March. Not so easy to find on the Alberta Prairies - and cod is a favourite. This will be really fun to try on Tuesdays with our friend Vanja!
:)
Valerie
(Gorgeous photo!)

Michelle DT said...

Beautiful! I have to try this!

Vickie said...

Oh my dear, dear, dear . . . this looks so fresh and light and full of flavor! And that recipe for citrus relish sounds perfect for chicken, too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Beth said...

It looks wonderful! I can't imagine a nicer way to add sunshine to my day. Well, other than moving somewhere south, but I digress.

Renee Fontes said...

Hey Velva, Thanks for the nice comments on my blog, you are so sweet! I did not realize you are in Florida until I read "sunshine state"in your post. I just recently visited my grandparents in Estero/Fort Meyers over Christmas. I noticed a lot of grouper fish on menus, is that locally caught? Loved the fish sandwiches!
Your cod is beautiful, got to try that!

Katerina said...

Spring is on its way, trust me my allergic nose has given me the signs. This fish trully is very summery and refreshing!

LaDivaCucina said...

Velva, this definitely is sunshine on a plate, so refreshing, light and cheerful amidst all the heavy comfort foods of the season! Love the citrus relish idea....I have all the citrus, I'm sure mahi will be just fine!

LaDivaCucina said...

Oh...I forgot to say, "Everyone, get some FLORIDA orange blossom honey for this recipe, it's the BEST!!!"

teresa said...

what a gorgeous dish, i've never had fish like this, but i bet adding that sweetness is just delicious!

pierre said...

hi velva I love the mix cod and citrus Bravo !!peirre

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

We love our cod in Massachusetts. As a matter of fact there is a carved gold cod hanging in The State House. This recipes is a keeper for sure. Will absolutely make this the next time I buy my fresh cod.

rosaria said...

Just what the doctor ordered!

The Food Hound said...

YUM YUM! Such bright flavors!! I love that citrus is in season in the winter-- the flavors brighten up all the gray weather!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

OWH MY..I'm drooling over!!! :D

Zoe said...

wow wow wow...what a beautiful dish!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow, this looks delicious, refreshing, and low in calories! I can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing! Have a great week! Hope it warms up in the Sunshine state for you - I'm in Maine right now!

theUngourmet said...

Hi Velva- I love citrus season and I'm especially partial to grapefruit. What a beautiful dish! How do you think your relish would be with salmon or maybe chicken?

Have a great week!

Fresh Local and Best said...

The plate of honey citrus glazed fish looks amazing! I love the addition of orange and lemon zest.

Barbara said...

I adore that grapefruit/orange relish Velva. I'm going to make it this afternoon! YUM.
And that glaze would go on any fish! Super post!

Cathy said...

My mouth is watering just looking at that scrumptious piece of fish. I bet it would be good with halibut as well. Bookmarked!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

So healthy and tasty. I love citrus relishes.

bella (roz) said...

This fish looks outstanding! I enjoy watching Bobby Flay, his recipes sounds great, but I've never tried. This looks perfect for us! I'm trying to incorporate more fish and less red meat into my nutrition, so this is a good one! Oh yes, I would so love to be on a boat in Florida with a cocktail listening to reggae tunes right now. We cancelled our one week in New Smyrna Beach and our second week in Miami over the holidays due to my dad's health, so we are really missing it right now! Hope it warms up more for you soon!

Martha (MM) said...

Yummy! Looks delicious! :-)

Marguerite said...

Looks scrumptious and that citrus relish is "over the top"! Would love to be on a boat with a cold drink, listening to Reggae, right about now! Cheers!

Claudia said...

All that terrific citrus is your state on my plate. I always make cod with roasted tomatoes. This would be a welcome change. Delicious!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this is my kind of meal amazing love citrus and fish :-) as u know :-0

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

I ahave always loved citrus & grapefruit with baked fish dishes!! the flavours go so well together, I know!

MMMMMM,...Velva!

Juliana said...

Velva, what a beautiful cod dish...absolutely love the idea of the grapefruit and orange relish...so refreshing and tasty...beautiful photo.

From the Kitchen said...

This is a treat! I came expecting to find cod and, instead, find one of my favorites--grouper! When we lived in Charleston, I used to meet the fishing boats and get nice fresh "chunks" of grouper.

Best,
Bonnie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, to be on a boat with a nice drink... listening to reggae music... getting ready to enjoy this wonderful looking dish... That would be living the dream! ;)

Hungry Dog said...

This sounds delicious, bright, and refreshing, perfect for any season. But then I'm a sucker for grapefruit anything.

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's a really nice looking dish.

Pam said...

Very good recipe for the fish. I love all that citrus going on and will add this to my list of must tries!

UrMomCooks said...

Ur photo is making me swoon!!! This looks and sounds fantastic! (Wish I was in Florida right now...)

smalltownoven said...

Oh how I wish it were warm enough to grill right now. Those red onions are calling my name!

Verde Farm said...

Oh my gosh. I’m going to use my new favorite word for this...FABOO--it’s just Faboo. Beautiful and my taste buds are on overdrive :)

Verde Farm said...

Velva, I would love to talk to you sometime. I grew up in Logan County myself, so I know a lot about your mom’s home :)

5 Star Foodie said...

The honey-citrus glaze sounds wonderful for the cod and the citrus relish is a great compliment, super delicious!

buyffxivgil said...

My gosh, I can't keep my mouth from watering. That is exceptionally delicious and this would be exceptionally included in todays menu. Love it.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Beautiful and so light and refreshing looking. Just what I need after last month (or would that be months?) over indulgence!

Laura

The Duo Dishes said...

This looks gorgeous! Bet that relish would be tasty over asparagus too. May need to give it a try!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

I bet this relish would be good on chicken also. It makes the fish look extra special.

Emily from Beauties and the Feast said...

I'm going to try this with salmon! Looks so bright and delicious and may help us get through these cold winter months in Seattle!

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