Brightland's Chef in Residence has shared the recipe for a flavorful, fiery cod dish that comes together quickly, ideal to spice up weeknight dinners.
"A thick, glossy, spice-filled masala is generously slathered over delicate cod — marinate and bake until flaky. This masala fish recipe is perfect for a simple and delicious weekday dinner. Throw a bunch of spices and aromatics into a food processor and there isn’t really much else to do. ARDOR is my choice of oil here, adding heat and a fiery red hue. Don’t skimp on the garnishes, they bring in freshness and brighten it all up. Enjoy with steamed basmati rice." - Noreen Wasti
Garnishes — thinly sliced red onion, torn cilantro & mint leaves, sliced green chilies
Add the garlic, ginger, red chili powder, coriander seeds, cumin, turmeric, salt, besan, lime juice, and two tablespoons of ARDOR to a food processor. Pulse until you have a paste, add a splash of water if required to get it moving.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and add a drizzle of ARDOR.
Lay the cod on the pan and spoon the marinade generously and evenly over the fish. Let marinate in the fridge for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Bake the cod for around 15 minutes depending on the thickness — it should be cooked through, tender, and flake easily with an internal temperature of 145°.
Garnish with red onion, cilantro & mint, and green chilies to finish. Enjoy immediately.