Soy-Honey Alaska Cod with Sunkist® Lemon

Soy Honey Cod with Lemon

 

Disclosure: Sunkist and Alaska Seafood compensated me to create this recipe for an event. I just wanted to make sure you got to try it, so I posted it here for you.

Soy Honey Cod with LemonAlaska cod is an incredibly family friendly fish–mild and flaky, it easily takes on any flavor you throw at it. It is also a sustainable fish, making it an easy choice to increase your family’s fish consumption!

I created this recipe for Sunkist® and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The deep, savory flavors of the soy sauce and sesame oil are highlighted by the fresh Sunkist® lemon, plus a touch of  honey for sweetness. With only ten minutes of prep time and ten minutes to cook, dinner is done in a flash!

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Soy-Honey Alaska Cod with Sunkist® Lemon

4 Alaska cod fillets (about 1 pound), thawed
1 Sunkist® lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon dried ginger OR 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Zest the lemon and then cut the lemon into wedges.

Combine the lemon zest, soy sauce, honey, oil, ginger and red pepper flakes in a broiler-safe baking dish or pan (about 8 by 8 inches).

Add Alaska cod to the dish, turning fish over to coat all sides.

Let stand 10-15 minutes to marinate. For a richer taste, marinate the cod for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. When ready to bake, set the cod on the counter for 15 minutes to take off the chill.

Set broiler temperature to high; move oven rack to 7 inches below the broiler element.

Turn cod in marinade again just before broiling, and tuck in any thin cod end pieces to prevent overcooking.

Cook just until cod is opaque throughout, about 5-8 minutes.

Spoon cooked marinade over the cod and serve with lemon wedges.

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus marinating time
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes 4 servings, 1 fillet each with cooked marinade

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 118 calories, 2.5 g total fat (.5 g saturated fat), 323 mg sodium, 52 mg cholesterol, 4 g total carbohydrate (2 g fiber), 20 g protein, 2% DV iron, 3% DV calcium, 1% DV Vitamin A, 7% DV Vitamin C.

Michelle Dudash, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and syndicated columnist of DishwithDudash.com.

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Soy-Honey Alaska Cod with Lemon

Soy-Honey Alaska Cod with Sunkist® Lemon

Soy Honey Cod with Lemon

By Michelle Dudash, Chef and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Published: October 2, 2015

  • Yield: 4 filets (4 servings Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 20 mins

I created this recipe for Sunkist® and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The deep savory flavors of the soy sauce and sesame oil are highlighted by the fresh Sunkist® lemon. The cod's natural sweetness is complimented with a touch of honey.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Zest the lemon and then cut the lemon into wedges.
  2. Combine the lemon zest, soy sauce, honey, oil, ginger and red pepper flakes in a broiler-safe baking dish or pan (about 8 by 8 inches).
  3. Add Alaska cod to the dish, turning fish over to coat all sides.
  4. Let stand 10-15 minutes to marinate. For a richer taste, marinate the cod for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. When ready to bake, set the cod on the counter for 15 minutes to take off the chill.
  5. Set broiler temperature to high; move oven rack to 7 inches below the broiler element.
  6. Turn cod in marinade again just before broiling, and tuck in any thin cod end pieces to prevent overcooking.
  7. Cook just until cod is opaque throughout, about 5-8 minutes.
  8. Spoon cooked marinade over the cod and serve with lemon wedges.

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