Buttery Spiced Alaska Cod with Fiddlehead Ferns & Chanterelles

Buttery spiced cod fillets with fiddlehead ferns and mushrooms

  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Fiddlehead Ferns, trimmed
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 8 ounces Chanterelle Mushrooms
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted Butter, divided
  • 1 small Shallot, minced
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh Thyme
  • 4 x (6 ounce) Alaska Cod Fillets, thawed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Dukkah Spice Blend

Directions:

Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add fiddlehead ferns and cook until bright green and crisp tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Plunge into ice water until cooled. Drain and pat dry with clean paper towels.

Cut mushrooms into large bite size pieces.

Pat cod dry with clean paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Melt 11/2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cod and cook until golden brown on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and cook until golden and just cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean.

Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, fiddlehead ferns, and shallot and sauté until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from skillet and keep warm.

Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium low heat, swirling pan often until golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle 11/2 tablespoons dukkah spice into drippings in skillet. Continue to cook, swirling pan until very fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove butter from skillet.

Arrange fillets and fiddlehead mixture onto serving plates. Spoon butter mixture over fillets. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)