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Alaska Cod Cakes with Citrus Sauce

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Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
15 min
Serves:
4

INGREDIENTS

Cod Cakes:
1 pound Alaska Cod fillets, fresh, thawed or frozen
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 egg white, beaten
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, if desired
1/3 cup fine cornmeal or flour
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Citrus Sauce:
1 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoons honey-Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
4 cups escarole and shredded carrot salad blend
1/4 cup toasted macadamia nuts, hazelnuts or almonds, chopped

DIRECTIONS

Fill a large sauté pan or stockpot with enough water to cover seafood; bring to a simmer.  Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Cod under cold water.  Turn off heat and gently add seafood to water; return heat to a simmer.  Once simmering, cover pan tightly and cook 4 to 5 minutes for frozen seafood or 2 minutes for fresh/thawed fish.  Turn off heat and let seafood rest in liquid for 5 minutes, or until seafood is opaque throughout.  Remove cod from water; cool slightly and flake into small pieces.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together cod flakes, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg white, celery salt and cayenne pepper.  Form mixture into 4 cakes.  Dust cakes with cornmeal or flour.  Heat butter and oil in a pan over medium heat.  Cook cakes until golden brown on both sides; remove from pan and keep warm.

Blend orange juice, corn starch, mustard, salt and pepper.  Whisk into butter mixture in pan; cook and stir until sauce thickens.  Portion 1 cup salad blend on each of 4 plates.  Top with a cod cake.  Spoon on sauce and sprinkle with nuts.

Variation: Alaska Cod can be poached, steamed, baked or sautéed until opaque throughout; cool slightly before breaking into small flakes.

Nutrients per serving: 369 calories, 19g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 46% calories from fat, 69.5mg cholesterol, 25g protein, 26.5g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 682mg sodium, 89.5mg calcium, and 550mg omega-3 fatty acids.