Honey-Citrus Glazed Cod with Grapefruit-Orange Relish
PUBLISHED ON: 01.16.2011
It’s cold here in the sunshine state, which is hard to imagine as citrus is at its peak. What better way to add a little sunshine to your day, than preparing a meal that would typically be enjoyed on a summer’s day. Preferably you would be on the back of a boat, with a cold cocktail in hand, listening to Reggae music. Okay, I digress. Everything about this dish is bright and fresh, it is like serving up a plate of warm sunshine.
The recipe called for cod which no doubt would be lovely, but fresh cod in Florida is not readily available. We decided to use grouper which is abundant in the Gulf Coast and it worked really well.
Honey-Citrus Glazed Cod with Grapefruit-Orange Relish
Recipe from Bobby Flay
1/2 cup orange blossom honey
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
4 (8-ounce) cod filets
2 tablespoons canola oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Grapefruit-Orange Relish (recipe follows)
1. Whisk together the honey, orange and lemon zest and juice, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature before using.
2. Heat your grill to high.
3. Brush the cod with the oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Place the cod on the grill and grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 3-4 minutes. Brush the top of the fillets with the honey glaze, turn over, and continue grilling until just cooked through, 3-4 minutes longer.
4. Remove the cod from the grill, glaze side up, and brush with more of the glaze.
Recipe for Grapefruit-Orange Relish
2 fresh oranges, peeled, sectioned and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 medium grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
Juice of 1/2 orange
2 tablespoons aged sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons orange blossom honey
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine the oranges, grapefruit, onion, orange juice, vinegar, honey, oil and parsley in a medium bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper. Let the relish sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving. The relish can be made 8-hours in advance, covered and refrigerated. bring to room temperature before serving.
Schnitzel and the Trout
Perfect recipe! We looked at grouper yesterday at the seafod store, and opted for a great looking swordfish steak for today's dinner. I am keeping this bookmarked. Thanks.
Nice work! I love cod…and the citrus relish sounds just great served with them.
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
Oh, honey and citrus! It's like a plate full of sunshine!
jenn from midlife modern
Beautiful! Fish with citrus flavors is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. That relish sounds really good (I bet you could even dip a tortilla chip in there and use it as a citrus salsa!).
This will have me going ver to Southern Seafood this long weekend to look at grouper, love the idea of honey combined….mmmmmmmmm
Carol at Serendipity
I have never had much luck cooking grouper here in Florida but I will try this. I like the boat, cocktail and reggae music idea….Maybe it will warm up soon???Carol
I find myself constantly craving citrus lately, especially grapefruit, so this sounds incredibly appealing to me! And so healthy too!
I'm loving this recipe Velva. Now stay warm!
Wow, this looks fantastic! Grouper is one of my favourite fish. Your dish looks really delicious.
I'm still on that boat drinking a cocktail…This looks WONDERFUL! What an awesome list of ingredients! I love anything Bobby makes…love him too! 🙂
This looks so fresh, I love the flavours. I am definitely going to try this.
The Absence of Alternatives
This looks ABSOLUTELY brilliant.
That is so mouthwatering. Diane
It's tragic you had to sub grouper for the cod :-). This dish looks outstanding Velva. We had cod the other night and tried to keep it dietic – didn't turn out too well. We have some nice citrus and will try this as soon as Bev's diet allows.
Wow Velva – this looks absolutely delicious! I bet even my husband who doesn't prefer fish would find this desirable. Beautiful photo and recipe.Best,Veronica
Just reading the title makes me hungry. This dish looks and sounds delicious. I love fish and citrus. I hope you are keeping warm. 🙂
Looks absolutely heavenly. Love citrus and fish together.
This recipe caught my eye because I had made an almost identical one last summer! Had no idea I was making something that Bobby Flay thought of too! lol! Anyway, looks great and makes me want to make it again!
A Canadian Foodie
I even have orange blossom honey that I bought at The Borough Market last March. Not so easy to find on the Alberta Prairies – and cod is a favourite. This will be really fun to try on Tuesdays with our friend Vanja!:)Valerie(Gorgeous photo!)
Beautiful! I have to try this!
Oh my dear, dear, dear . . . this looks so fresh and light and full of flavor! And that recipe for citrus relish sounds perfect for chicken, too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
It looks wonderful! I can't imagine a nicer way to add sunshine to my day. Well, other than moving somewhere south, but I digress.
Renee Weir- Fontes
Hey Velva, Thanks for the nice comments on my blog, you are so sweet! I did not realize you are in Florida until I read \”sunshine state\”in your post. I just recently visited my grandparents in Estero/Fort Meyers over Christmas. I noticed a lot of grouper fish on menus, is that locally caught? Loved the fish sandwiches! Your cod is beautiful, got to try that!
Spring is on its way, trust me my allergic nose has given me the signs. This fish trully is very summery and refreshing!
Velva, this definitely is sunshine on a plate, so refreshing, light and cheerful amidst all the heavy comfort foods of the season! Love the citrus relish idea….I have all the citrus, I'm sure mahi will be just fine!
Oh…I forgot to say, \”Everyone, get some FLORIDA orange blossom honey for this recipe, it's the BEST!!!\”
what a gorgeous dish, i've never had fish like this, but i bet adding that sweetness is just delicious!
hi velva I love the mix cod and citrus Bravo !!peirre
From Beyond My Kitchen Window
We love our cod in Massachusetts. As a matter of fact there is a carved gold cod hanging in The State House. This recipes is a keeper for sure. Will absolutely make this the next time I buy my fresh cod.
Just what the doctor ordered!
The Food Hound
YUM YUM! Such bright flavors!! I love that citrus is in season in the winter– the flavors brighten up all the gray weather!
OWH MY..I'm drooling over!!! 😀
wow wow wow…what a beautiful dish!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
Wow, this looks delicious, refreshing, and low in calories! I can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing! Have a great week! Hope it warms up in the Sunshine state for you – I'm in Maine right now!
Hi Velva- I love citrus season and I'm especially partial to grapefruit. What a beautiful dish! How do you think your relish would be with salmon or maybe chicken? Have a great week!
Fresh Local and Best
The plate of honey citrus glazed fish looks amazing! I love the addition of orange and lemon zest.
I adore that grapefruit/orange relish Velva. I'm going to make it this afternoon! YUM.And that glaze would go on any fish! Super post!
My mouth is watering just looking at that scrumptious piece of fish. I bet it would be good with halibut as well. Bookmarked!
So healthy and tasty. I love citrus relishes.
Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
This fish looks outstanding! I enjoy watching Bobby Flay, his recipes sounds great, but I've never tried. This looks perfect for us! I'm trying to incorporate more fish and less red meat into my nutrition, so this is a good one! Oh yes, I would so love to be on a boat in Florida with a cocktail listening to reggae tunes right now. We cancelled our one week in New Smyrna Beach and our second week in Miami over the holidays due to my dad's health, so we are really missing it right now! Hope it warms up more for you soon!
Yummy! Looks delicious! 🙂
Looks scrumptious and that citrus relish is \”over the top\”! Would love to be on a boat with a cold drink, listening to Reggae, right about now! Cheers!
All that terrific citrus is your state on my plate. I always make cod with roasted tomatoes. This would be a welcome change. Delicious!
chow and chatter
wow this is my kind of meal amazing love citrus and fish 🙂 as u know :-0
I ahave always loved citrus & grapefruit with baked fish dishes!! the flavours go so well together, I know!MMMMMM,…Velva!
Velva, what a beautiful cod dish…absolutely love the idea of the grapefruit and orange relish…so refreshing and tasty…beautiful photo.
From the Kitchen
This is a treat! I came expecting to find cod and, instead, find one of my favorites–grouper! When we lived in Charleston, I used to meet the fishing boats and get nice fresh \”chunks\” of grouper.Best,Bonnie
Oh, to be on a boat with a nice drink… listening to reggae music… getting ready to enjoy this wonderful looking dish… That would be living the dream! 😉
This sounds delicious, bright, and refreshing, perfect for any season. But then I'm a sucker for grapefruit anything.
That's a really nice looking dish.
Very good recipe for the fish. I love all that citrus going on and will add this to my list of must tries!
Ur photo is making me swoon!!! This looks and sounds fantastic! (Wish I was in Florida right now…)
Oh how I wish it were warm enough to grill right now. Those red onions are calling my name!
Oh my gosh. I’m going to use my new favorite word for this…FABOO–it’s just Faboo. Beautiful and my taste buds are on overdrive 🙂
Velva, I would love to talk to you sometime. I grew up in Logan County myself, so I know a lot about your mom’s home 🙂
The honey-citrus glaze sounds wonderful for the cod and the citrus relish is a great compliment, super delicious!
My gosh, I can't keep my mouth from watering. That is exceptionally delicious and this would be exceptionally included in todays menu. Love it.
The Cooking Photographer
Beautiful and so light and refreshing looking. Just what I need after last month (or would that be months?) over indulgence!Laura
The Duo Dishes
This looks gorgeous! Bet that relish would be tasty over asparagus too. May need to give it a try!
Bizzy B. Bakes
I bet this relish would be good on chicken also. It makes the fish look extra special.
Emily from Beauties and the Feast
I'm going to try this with salmon! Looks so bright and delicious and may help us get through these cold winter months in Seattle!