Blackened Cod with Citrus Salsa

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Tender cod with a Jamaican kick. Spicy jerk seasoning pairs perfectly with this sweet, fresh, juicy salsa. Or, use another spice mix of your choosing. If you have time, prepare the salsa the night before to give the flavours a chance to infuse and meld together.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Tomato icon
    x 2 (about 280g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    2 tbsp (about 2)
  • Black olives icon
    Black olives
    ½ cup (about 75g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    as needed
  • Orange icon
    x 1 (about 200g)
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    Olive oil
    5 tbsp (about 74ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Cod fillet icon
    Cod fillet
    x 4 (about 600g)
  • Seasoned salt icon
    Seasoned salt
    1 tbsp (about 14g)


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  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Plate

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  1. Add orange, garlic clove, tomato, fresh basil, black olives, olive oil and salt & pepper to a clean medium bowl then set aside
  2. Add cod fillet to a clean plate
  3. Brush with olive oil
  4. Coat seasoned salt with the fish
  5. Heat a clean frying pan - medium-high heat
  6. Transfer fish to frying pan skin side down
  7. Cook in frying pan - 5 min
  8. Turn
  9. Cook in frying pan - 3 min
  10. Let rest - approx 5 min
  11. Garnish with fresh basil
  12. Serve
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