Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Cod With Lemon Onion Sauce
It begins with the freshest seafood available. In this case, cod.
We recently judged a Seafood Recipe Contest at the Westin Copley. In Second Place was Israa Muezzin, who prepared a cod dish with a lemon onion sauce that I thought was just fantastic. You would think the onion would be overpowering but accompanied with the lemon flavor it worked beautifully. So, we thought we'd share the recipe for all our readers to try at home.
Then, the other ingredients must be prepped.
Israa hard at work during the competition.
The finished plate.
Cod fish with onion lemon sauce. It can also be made using any other kind of white fish.
* 4 Cod fish fillets
* 1 large onion chopped
* 1 cup chicken broth
* 1/2 cup of flour
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* zest of one lemon
* juice of one lemon
* extra virgin olive oil
* 2 cloves of garlic chopped
* salt and pepper
Put the flour in a large plate and season with salt and pepper. Coat the fish with flour completely. Heat 1 table spoon of butter with 2 table spoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry the fish fillets, 2 at a time, for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown from the outside. Remove the fish from the skillet and put them on a plate. Add 1 table spoon of butter to the same skillet then add the chopped onion to caramelize them until they become golden brown. Then add the chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic and salt and pepper. Stir for a few minutes then add a pinch of flour to thicken the sauce. Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with chopped cilantro.
Second Place winner Israa Muezzin is pictured second from left.