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Alaska Black Cod in Acacia Honey

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  • Prep Method: Roasted
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  • 6 Alaska Black Cod fillets (approx. 7 oz. each)
  • 2 cups Acacia honey, or honey
  • 1 cup Soy sauce, low-sodium
  • ¾ cup Grape seed oil
  • ¾ cup White wine vinegar
  • Wilted spinach or pea leaves
  • 3 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 3 TBS Butter, unsalted
  • 3 TBS Nutmeg, ground
  • 12 cups Baby spinach, stems removed
  • fine Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, ground, to taste


Combine honey, soy sauce, grape seed oil, and vinegar in a bowl. Stir and place black cod fillets in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Remove fish from marinade and season with salt and black pepper. Place fillets on a cookie sheet and cook in the oven until they have a golden/dark-brown hue and are cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes.

In a pan, melt butter with garlic until butter turns golden brown. Add spinach and pinch of nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Cook just until wilted.

To serve: Spoon wilted spinach or pea leaves equally between 6 plates, top with fillet and spoon some marinade over and around the fish.
Yields 6 portions

Chef Suggestions
Add additional vegetables of choice to Wilted Spinach portion of recipe; Carrot, celery and the whites of green onion. Seared Shitake mushrooms. Also great garnished with toasted sesame seeds


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