Mexican Cod Fish Especiale


2 lbs skinless cod fillets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
2 tbs olive oil
1 Serrano or Jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tbs cider vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 cup onion sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced in strips
1 ripe tomato, seeded and chopped
This is a wonderful dish from the Baja region of mexico. It uses fresh cod with Mexican spices and can be served hot or cold.

  • Mix cinnamon, oregano, cumin and allspice in a small bowl.
  • Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a large saute pan, using medium heat.
  • Add the spices, garlic, and jalapeño pepper to the oil, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the orange juice, vinegar, sugar and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil and boil gently for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Heat remaining 2 tbs of oil in another saute pan.
  • Cook fish fillets over medium high heat until fish flakes easily with a fork. About 5 minutes, turning once during cooking.
  • Remove fish and place it in a shallow baking dish.
  • Place onion and red pepper slices over fish and pour broth and spice mixture over fish.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Baste fish occasionally during this time.
  • Remove from refrigerator, spoon tomato over fish and serve cold, with the marinade on the side.





15 min


10 min


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