Merluzzo Arancione al Forno
A perfect spring time cod recipe with oranges, capers and shallots. While baking this dish the aromas were delightful. The cod was moist and the orange flavors plus fresh herbs really came through. Any white fillet will work with this recipe.
Baked Orange Cod and Capers1 pound cod fillets, 1 inch thick
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 shallots, diced
juice of 1 orange
zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and salt and pepper both sides of fish, set aside. In an oven proof frying pan heat olive oil and saute shallots for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add fresh orange juice, capers then fish. Sprinkle herbs, orange zest, and drizzle olive oil over fish, cover, and bake for 12-15 minutes. If you don't have an oven proof pan a baking dish will work.