Monday, May 27, 2013

Cod with Coconut Slaw and Pico de Gallo

Fish is so good; both in taste and in health benefits.  This recipe seems quite long, but it was easy to put all together.  I started by making the slaw so the flavors could meld in the refrigerator.  I then turned my attention to the Pico de Gallo, which was a mixture of avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice.

Finally it was time to prep to the fish which was coated in a mixture of almond meal and coconut flakes before being simply baked in the oven.  It turned out to be a great dish so don't let the length of ingredients and instructions stop you from making this.



Cod with Coconut Slaw and Pico de Gallo
Makes 2-3 servings

1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 pound cod (or other white fish)

For the Pico de Gallo
2 small or 1 large avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice from one lime
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Coconut Slaw
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 package of broccoli slaw (already shredded broccoli and carrots, found in produce section)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 lime
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To make the Coconut Slaw
Toast coconut in a small saute pan on medium heat until it turns a light golden color.  Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large bowl, combine the broccoli slaw, coconut and cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, the juice of one lime, Dijon mustard, honey, and cayenne.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour mayo mixture over broccoli mixture and toss well.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Pico de Gallo
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Cod:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Since I couldn't find almond meal, I ground up almonds in my coffee grinder (which I only use for spices) to make almond meal.  I also ground up the coconut flakes to make a smoother mixture.

Combine almond meal, coconut and cayenne pepper in shallow dish and season with salt and pepper.

Place beaten egg in separate shallow dish.  Season fish with salt and pepper.  Dredge each fillet in egg and then the almond meal mixture.  Press the mixture onto the fish to get a good crust.

Place fish on a lightly greased baking sheet (I used coconut oil) and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.


Slight adapted from Everyday Paleo

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