Chili Lime Cod with Peach Salsa

I think you know by now that I love to cook. That I am happiest and most relaxed when I’m in my kitchen. And…I think that I’ve mentioned this before… but there are some things that make me a little timid, uncertain, or not so confident in the kitchen. I’ll make something, and wonder if it’s good enough to share. Believe me; I can get myself into the mindset that everyone is just being polite, and the recipe isn’t as good as they say it is. I don’t know why, I just do. It’s just those pesky little insecurities that we all put ourselves through, I suppose.

Silliness, really.

And maybe that’s the case sometimes.

But not today.

Today…I owned the kitchen!

Today…I can tell you with the utmost confidence that this meal is absolutely delicious! There is a savory, sweet, and crazy delicious flavor coming from every direction! The flaky cod is seasoned with a chili lime rub, and topped with a sweet peach and corn salsa that gives off just the right amount of heat.

This one is for those hot days when you just don’t want to heat up the kitchen. This fish can be cooked right on the grill, or sautéed in a pan. Either way, it takes just minutes to cook, and you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Life is good. It’s a “In and out of the kitchen in less than 30 minutes to get outside and play…” kind of good.


Chili Lime Cod with Peach Salsa
 
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
The Peach Salsa
  • 2 ripe peaches, diced
  • Kernels from one cob of corn (or 1 cup frozen)
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 to 2 tbsp jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Fresh ground black pepper and sea salt to taste
The Cod
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder 
  • ¼ to ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh cod fish, cut into four pieces ½ tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Garnish: Your favorite greens. (I actually used leaf lettuce for this, and it was delicious!)
Instructions
The Peach Salsa
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together the peaches, corn, red onion, sweet red pepper, jalapeño, lime zest, red wine vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, and honey. Stir until combined. Season with black pepper and salt to your desired taste. Refrigerate until ready to use. (This can be made the day before, and refrigerated until ready to use. It will last up to one week in the refrigerator).
The Cod
  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the chili powder, parsley, oregano, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Sprinkle the dry rub onto each side of the cod filet, and gently rub in.
  3. Heat the olive oil, butter, and lime zest over medium heat; or in a grill pan over low flame. Place the cod filets into the melted butter and oil mixture. Sauté for about 4 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked, creating a crispy outside. Remove from heat.
  4. Squeeze the ½ lime juice over the cooked fish, and serve on a bed of greens with the peach salsa, and lime wedges.. Drizzle with the juices from the pan.

 

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