Honey Roasted Cod.
If you are like me and for a very long time though cods only place in the world was in a fish in chips shop, I get you. But the thing with cod is that it’s great- not only is it heathy but it has this way of absorbing the flavor you cook it with so well. My go to with fish is covering it with honey so it has this this golden coverage as well as being sweet (but not too sweet). With my honey roasted cod I wanted to have the sweetness of the honey and the bitterness of soy sauce complimenting each other, and it being on a fish that is so great at absorbing flavors this works so well. By not under or over cooking the fish you get this fresh flavor as well as flaky texture.
I paired the fish with another of my favorite things to eat, chorizo stuffed baby bell peppers. Firstly, these peppers are really bloody nice, too eat raw or cooked they have this sweetness that isn’t too much and as long as you don’t overcook them they have this great crunch. I’ve only cooked with these tiny guys a couple of times, they look so cute and little as well as being red which means it brightens up any dish. The chorizo for the stuffing is a little taste of Spanish cuisine to add to this very British meal. I also added a little green in the form of asparagus, regardless of the season I love asparagus, but it’s a fine line with love and hate. Over boil and it turns into all the veg at your grandmas Sunday lunch…flavorless and mushy. That’s why I like to flash boil them for about 3 mins and then finish them by frying in a little oil and some garlic, the crunch is important!
- 3 table spoons soy sauce
- 4 table spoons honey
- Salt, Pepper
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 Chorizo Sausage
- Red wine
- Small pepper
- Handful of Asparahus
- 2 Carlic Cloves
- Olive Oil
Firstly start with the fish, by prepping and starting this first it means that you give the fish some time to marinate in the honey and soy sauce before cooking. First prep the fish and then pop it into a dish to cook it in, crush the garlic up and place on top of the fish, put the salt and pepper on. Put the soy sauce and honey on the fish and pop the fish into the fridge.
Second cut the chorizo in to small chunks and start to cook in the frying pan, wait until the meat is cooked on the outside and there’s a orange oil that they are cooking in. Once its reached that point add some red wine- wait until this reduces and then add the honey keep stirring beeacuse now it starts to cook super quick and you need to start stirring. Cut open the little pepper and remove the seeds, then add the chorizo into the pepper. Drizzle some olive oil over the top and pop into the oven for 10 mins. Wile doing this also put the fish into the oven for 15 mins.
Once you’ve taken the pepper out of the oven, and you’ve got 5 mins until the fish is ready start the asparagus, wash and cut the ends off, put into some boiling water for 3 mins. Warm the pan up with the oil and garlic once its heated add the asparagus and cook it on each side for a few mins until its golden.
Take the fish out the oven, and start to plate- after everything is on the plate use the juices left in the cooking dish and spoon it all over it.
I really hope you enjoy this flavorful and colorful dish woopppp.