One of my favorite ways to find new recipe inspiration is to eat out at restaurants, try a meal that sounds good, and if I love it, attempt to recreate it on my own. That’s exactly what happened with this recipe!
I’ve always been a fan of seafood, so whenever I’m out at a restaurant you can bet that I’m most likely ordering salmon or another kind of fish, extra points if it’s flavored with some sort of citrus. That’s why it’s no surprise that when I tried a cilantro-lime cod dish at a local Brazilian restaurant a few weeks ago, I immediately knew that I had to try to make it at home. It took a few attempts, but I finally figured a recipe to replicate it. The best part is that this was so easy and took less than half an hour to make – you can recreate this delicious dinner in the same amount of time as one episode of The Office!
Unrelated, does anybody else measure time in TV episodes? No, just me?
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 cod fillets
- 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
- Juice from one lime
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons of cumin
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a saucepan, mix the melted butter, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and garlic over low heat until combined.
- Season both sides of the cod with cumin (1/2 teaspoon per side), salt, and pepper.
- Place the cod fillets on a baking sheet and pour the butter sauce over each one. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until cooked through. Keep an eye on it to make sure that the cilantro doesn’t burn – I’d recommend placing the baking sheet on the middle rack to prevent charring.
- Garnish with some fresh chopped cilantro and lime slices.
Pro-tip: This recipe was soooo good drizzled with some of my Avocado Salsa. I’m definitely going to make the two together from now on!