Black Cod with Lemon and Spice

Black Cod

Has anyone see the 2013 Food Lover’s Cleanse from Bon Appetit? As soon as I as started looking through the healthy recipes I couldn’t wait to try some of them! I have saved several recipes and plan to show some of them over the next few days.

I loved the black cod (found at my local Whole Foods) with the flavor of the coriander and cumin!! Excellent! I already had the ground spices so that’s what I used (instead of the whole seeds toasted and then ground as the original recipe called for). I also just squeezed lemon juice on the cod as it was cooking and then a bit more was squeezed over the fish on the plate instead of going through the process described in the recipe.

My neighbor gave me a huge turnip from his garden (because he knows I love them!) so I peeled and cubed it…cooked it until almost tender in a bit a chicken stock and added the broccoli to cook for just a minute so that it was still crunchy.

Overall a healthy, light and delish combo with the delicate fish and fresh veggies!

Black Cod with Lemon and Spice

  • 3 – 5 ounce pieces of Black Cod (I bought 1 large piece at Whole Foods and cut it up myself)
  • ground coriander
  • ground cumin
  • freshly ground pepper and kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of fish with a thin layer of coriander and cumin, salt, and pepper; place skin side down in skillet. Cook until browned and crisp, 5-6 minutes. Turn; cook until just opaque in the center, 2-4 minutes more.

Recipe taken from Bon Appetit