The Camo Diva Kitchen has done it again! Bringing to us a simple and quick recipe for Pan Fried Seasoned Alaskan Cod Fish Fillets with Fresh Vegetables and a Cantaloupe Fruit Cup for Dessert.
This is an amazing fish recipe and can be prepared in 30 – 45 mins from start to finish. If you enjoy eating and cooking fish – this is the perfect fish dinner recipe for you and your family.
- Alaskan Cod Fish (Pre-Seasoned)
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Spring & Spinach Salad
- Potato, Asparagus, Onion & Bacon
- Salt, Pepper, Garlic
- Lemon Slice Garnish
- Served with Southern Lemon Sweet Iced Tea
Prepping Your Fruit
Take your fresh cantaloupe and place on a food-safe cutting board or chopping block. Cut the cantaloupe in half, clean out the seeds and loose membrane, remove the outer rind and chop/cut into 2 inches (bite-sized pieces.) Place this into your dessert cups or fruit bowls and place in the refrigerator to keep it cool until the rest of the meal has been prepared.
Cooking the Vegetables
In a cast iron skillet or nonstick frying pan add your rough cut potatoes, cook the potatoes until they are about half-way cooked (they should have some resistance to them when trying to cut them with a fork), add to the potatoes your chopped or sliced onion, cut or chopped bacon pieces, and asparagus spears, add to that some salt, pepper, and garlic (not too much. Just enough to allow for the mix to absorb some of the fresh spices, while its cooking.) Cover and cook over medium heat. Check on the vegetable mix often, stirring and rotating the ingredients to ensure everything is cooked evenly. Cook this mixture until all the ingredients are fully cooked to your liking.
Cooking the Fish
While your vegetable mix is cooking over the medium heat. In a separate cast iron skillet or nonstick frying pan (pre-heated) added about 1 – 2 tablespoons of butter (you can substitute cooking oil or margin, if you wish), add to this your cod fish fillets and all to cook on each side for several minutes or until golden brown and *thoroughly cooked. How can you tell your fish is cooked completely?
Plating Your Meal
Take and place your mixed salad greens near the edge of the plate. We’ll be using the fresh salad greens, as a bed for our fish fillets. Place your cooked fish fillets on top of the salad greens. Then, place your potato, vegetable, and bacon mix along the side of the fish. Add to the center of the plate a fresh cut a lemon slice for garnishment. Add to the plate your side cup of freshly chopped cantaloupe onto the plate.
Serve with a Drink of Your Choice
Our drink of choice for this meal was a glass jar of southern lemon sweet iced tea
*Here’s a Camo Diva Kitchen Cooking Tip #1 – You’ll know that your fish is thoroughly cooked when the fish depending on the thickness and size of the fish fillets has cooked approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side. The best cooking rule of thumb for fish is the fork test. Poke the tines of a kitchen fork into the thickest part of the fish fillet at about a 45-degree angle and give the fork a little twist and pull it out. If the meat of fish flakes apart easily and is white in color. (uncooked or fish that is not fully cooked with have a translucent look to it and the texture of the meat will be firm.)
*Camo Diva Kitchen Cooking Tip #2 – In a nutshell – fully cooked fish will generally break and flake apart when it’s fully cooked.