Pan-Roasted Cod with Grains of Paradise

Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
2 servings


  • 3/4 pound cod fillet, cut into 2 pieces
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon grains of paradise, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle
  • 1 lemon, halved, for sprinkling (optional)


Preheat the oven to 450°.

Place a medium iron skillet over medium high heat. Season cod on both sides with salt. When skillet is hot, add peanut oil, then cod. Saute until crisped and brown. Then turn, saute for one minute, and transfer to oven to finish cooking, about 2 minutes longer, depending on thickness of fish.

Remove from oven, and place on serving plates. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle grains of paradise on top. Squeeze a little lemon juice over fish, if desired.