Monday, November 15, 2010

Baja Cod Filets

I can't claim this recipe... This is 100% Scott's incredible creation! I was just the Sous-chef in the kitchen watching it all happen before my very eyes! He had a vision, and a plan... and it played out great! He deserves an A+ for this Paleo creation, which he calls Baja Cod. Hope you'll give it a try! It's made a place on my "favorites" list! Enjoy... (and thanks for cooking, Scott).

4-6 Cod filets
1/2 Red onion, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 large jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 T olive oil
2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 Bunch fresh cilantro
about 2 T lime juice
about 2 T tequila
~2 tsp. chipotle seasoning
~1 tsp. black pepper
Pinch sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season fish filets with chipotle, ground black pepper, and salt. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet. Quickly brown fish, about 2-3 minutes, on each side (seering on the spices). Place in a baking dish, and put in the oven. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Deglaze the fish pan with lime juice (scraping loose all the tasty bits). Add onions, garlic and jalapeno peppers to pan. Saute until soft, and liquid is almost gone from pan. Now add the tequila, mix well and pour saute mixture over cod filets and continue baking for their remaining time. Combine tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. When there is about two minutes left for the fish, add the tomato mixture over the top... and serve! Yum.....

Great served with cauliflower rice and some sauteed veggies! :-)


neile said...

nice work, scott. i like how your recipes always have booze in them.

Scott said...

Maybe there's a time slot on FoodTV for me? They can call it "Liquor for Leftovers". Put me on right after Malto Mario.

Anonymous said...

Is there something you can add instead of tequila?

CrossFit Santa Cruz Central