Pan-Roasted Cod with Grains of Paradise
This simple recipe for pan-roasted cod is fast, easy and exotic.
Grains of Paradise are in the ginger family, a native of West Africa. It is both somewhat pungent and faintly but pleasantly aromatic, with woody and evergreen notes. It is used as an interesting alternative to black pepper. It pairs well with fish.
Preheat the oven to 450°.
Place a medium iron skillet over medium high heat.
Season cod on both sides with salt.
When skillet is hot, add peanut oil, then cod. Saute until crisped and brown. Then turn, saute for one minute, and transfer to oven to finish cooking, about 2 minutes longer, depending on thickness of fish.
Remove from oven, and place on serving plates.
Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle grains of paradise on top. Squeeze a little lemon juice over fish, if desired.