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Pan-Roasted Cod with an Orange-Basil Relish

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


Pan-Roasted Cod

  • 4 (6-8 ounce) skinless cod fillets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Orange-Basil Relish

  • 2 naval oranges
  • ½ small red onion diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil


For the Cod

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and pat the cod dry with a paper towel, season with salt and pepper- remember to salt from up high, so that it rains down on the fish, ensuring it’s evenly distributed
  • Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, once just smoking, carefully lay the fillets down going away from you (this prevent grease from splattering back at you), and brown for 1-2 minutes
  • Using a fish spatula, carefully flip the fillet, then transfer to the oven for 7-10 minutes- it depends on the thickness of the fillet (you can also use a food thermometer, fish should read 145 degrees F
  • Remove from the skillet and garnish with salsa and serve immediately

For the Relish

  • Cut away peel and pith from the orange and cutinto 8 wedges, and then cut into ½ inch chunks
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the relish ingredients,and allow to sit for 15 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste