Pan-Seared Alaska Cod Over Minted Pea Purée
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- 1/2 cup Water
- 2 lbs frozen Peas, blanched
- 1 pkg (0.6 ounces) fresh Mint, leaves only
- Salt, to taste
- 4 Alaska Cod Fillets (4 to 6 oz each)
- Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Add water, peas, and mint to a blender or food processor; season with salt to taste. Purée until almost smooth. Cover and keep warm over low heat.
Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska cod under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of fillets with olive oil. Place cod in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking. Turn cod over and sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 9 minutes for frozen cod or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.
To serve, spoon pea purée onto four plates. Top each with a cod fillet and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)