Thursday, October 22, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Cashew Crusted Cod with Chili and Lime

Today is National Nut Day!  Nuts are one of the healthiest, most nutritious and most delicious snacks.  Medical studies have show that eating nuts reduces hypertension and the risks associated with heart disease.  Nuts are full of protein, fiber and unsaturated fat.

Here is a recipe using my favorite nut, the cashew.


Cashew Crusted Cod with Chili and Lime


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large garlic clove, grated
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
4 skinless white fish fillets, 4 oz each
1/4 pound cashews
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Mix the oil, garlic, and 2 tablespoons lime juice and rub over the fish. Marinate for 20-30 minutes.

Heat oven to 325F.  In a food processor, mix together the cashew, chili flakes, garlic, ginger, cumin powder, rest of lime juice and oil, into a rough paste.

Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and then press a quarter of the crust onto each fillet.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast in oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked through.