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Pan-roasted Cod Seasoned with Hibiscus & Grains of Paradise
½ tsp
grains of paradise
14 oz
to 1lb cod fillet, cut into 2–3 pieces
1 tsp
hibiscus sea salt, to season
1 tbsp
peanut oil
lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
extra virgin olive oil, for sprinkling
chopped parsley, to garnish
Pan-roasted Cod Seasoned with Hibiscus & Grains of Paradise

Grains of paradise make a great addition to any fish marinade, especially if roasted before grinding, as their nutty flavour enhances rather than overpowers delicately flavoured fish such as cod. This recipe is ideal for a super-fast brunch.

2 servings

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Toast the grains of paradise in a dry pan over a medium-high heat, then leave to cool. Coarsely grind with a mortar and pestle.
  3. Season the cod on both sides with hibiscus sea salt and a pinch of the ground grains of paradise.
  4. Return the frying pan to a medium heat, add the peanut oil and heat. Add the cod to the centre of the pan and sauté for 2–3 minutes until crisped and brown, then gently turn over and sauté the other side for 1 minute.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven to finish cooking for 2–3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove from the oven and place on serving plates.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle the remaining ground grains of paradise on top. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the fish, scatter with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Zoe Adjonyoh

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