Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Cod with lime and coriander soy

I picked up some cod at a good price the other day and decided to cook that for dinner. We've had quite a bit of rice and potatoes earlier in the week and felt like something different. So we went with noodles. Put the two together, along with some leftover coriander and this was the result.

Cod with lime and coriander soy on yakisoba

The cod was infused with strong herbal and zesty flavours and served on a bed of plain yakisoba, with bak choy in oyster sauce on the side.

Ingredients (serves 2):

2 fillets of cod (or other meaty fish like salmon, hake, sea bass)
1 small lime, juice and rind
White pepper
2 tbsp sake
One small handful of coriander, chopped

For the dressing:
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sake
1 tbsp mirin
2 tsp sugar


1. Marinate the cod with some white pepper and a little lime juice. Set aside. Combine the dressing ingredients and lime rind in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Heat some oil in a pan and pan-fry the fish for about 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The fish is cooked when it flakes easily. Set aside and keep warm.
3. Deglaze the frying pan with 2 tbsp sake and the lime juice. Simmer until the liquid is slightly reduced and then pour in the bowl of soy dressing. Stir the mixture and scrape up any bits stuck to the pan. Simmer for a couple of minutes until the dressing is reduced and then stir in the coriander. When the coriander has wilted and infused the dressing, pour the lime and coriander soy over the cod fillets and serve.

(I tipped a touch too much of dark soy sauce in there, so the noodles turned out darker than intended. Oops!)


Lizzie said...

This looks absolutely delicious, and easy to make too. What kind of noodles did you use?

VeggieGirl said...

another gorgeous meal photograph :0)

are those udon noodles??

gaga said...

Yum, I love cod. This looks great and simple to make too!

Kevin said...

That looks like a simple and tasty dinner. I had not thought of using plain yakisoba as a bed for something. Nice idea.

didally said...

Nice.. I like cod fish. And I like noodles with dark soy sauce like that. Do mind sharing what are the condiments you added for the noodles other than dark soy sauce. Do I need to use a specific type of dark soy sauce?

tigerfish said...

Just the kind of dish I love. I've done cod almost the same way, but without the lime. The lime idea sounds good coz I usually like hint of zest and citrus on seafood :)

Nilmandra said...

Lizzie: I used soba noodles but you could use ramen or udon or whatever you fancy or have available.

Veggiegirl: Those are soba but you can use udon too.

Gaga: Thanks, it was pretty easy to put together.

Kevin: Thanks!

Didally: The ingredients for the yakisoba is here. I prefer to use thick dark soy sauce as it is slightly sweet but you could use regular dark soy sauce (that is more fluid) since it's really just for the colour in this recipe.

Tigerfish: The lime does make it taste lovely, you've got to try it.

noobcook said...

I thought the dark colour look nice like that too, great contrast to the light colour of the cod fish :D

mycookinghut said...

This dish looks absolutely delicious!! The cod really makes this dish stands out!! I like the way you made the cod, really refreshing. I like this sort of dinner!! Oishii!!

Nilmandra said...

Noobcook: Haha I'm glad you think so, although I really did have a little 'accident' with the dark soy sauce ;)

My Cooking Hut: Thanks! We did enjoy that fish and it was a good way of using up leftover coriander.

michelle @ TNS said...

that a great photo! that looks like something i want to eat. i love all the flavors you've used with the cod.

cakewardrobe said...

This looks gorgeous! And it's really something, I would like to cook not just dream about!

Nilmandra said...

Thanks, cakewardrobe. It was one of those 'I feel like noodles' and 'trying to be healthy dish.

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