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Blackened Cod Sandwich w/ Mango Aioli

Place the two pieces of cod in the bag, seal, and refrigerate back home (Pittsburgh) that sells the most amazing fried cod sandwiches and I got an urge to have some cod. This recipe is not for fried cod. Are you disappointed? Don't be, we'll have fried delicacies soon :) We're going a bit healthier and cooking the cod on the stove top.

Cod

What's nice about cod is that it is a thicker fish. It allowed me to create a hearty sandwich. I just can't eat little, skimpy sandwiches. I bought this at my local market. It was fresh and not frozen ...which is a bonus. I genuinely didn't have to do any work to it. We work smarter not harder people!

I took the cod and put in a marinade for about 20 minutes. I just wanted to be able get more flavor this way. Seasoning the outside of your cod is fine, but I recommend the quick marinade for a flavor boost.

When you cook your cod it will start to flake and that's a good thing. If cod doesn't flake and becomes tough, then it is over cooked :(

Mango Aioli

Tartar sauce is great and all, but I think fish pairs really well with fruits. Mango is in my Top 5 favorites of fruits. Luckily, the mangos at the market were already ripe. I ate one beforehand and it was sweet and tangy. I though that that would complement the marinade well. So I figured that a mango aioli would be perfect with this sandwich. There is more mango than there is mayonnaise ...and I prefer it that way.

“When life gives you lemons, throw it back and def ask for a mango."-Me

Ingredients for Blackened Cod Sandwich:

Yields: 2 sandwiches

  1. 2 Tbsp of garlic powder

  2. 1/4 tsp of salt

  3. 1/4 tsp of black pepper

  4. 1/2 tsp of cumin

  5. 2 tsp of oregano

  6. 1 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika

  7. 1 pinch-ish of cayenne pepper

  8. 1 lb of cod, sliced in two pieces

  9. 1/4 cup of butter (to cook the cod)

  10. 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red cabbage (it's really purple)

Ingredients for Mango Marinade

  1. 1 cup of Mango nectar

  2. 2 sprigs of thyme

Ingredients for Mango Aioli

  1. 1 1/2 mangos, sliced and chopped

  2. 1 tbsp. of mayo

  3. A few dashes of Tajin

What Do I Do With the Mango Aioli?:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a small blender and serve

What Do I Do With the Mango Marinade?:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a large ziplock bag

  2. Place the two pieces of cod in the bag, seal, and refridgerate

  3. Allows the cod to rest for about 20 minutes.

What Do I Do With the Cod?:

  1. Mix all of the seasonings ( not the oil )

  2. After your cod is done marinating, take it out of the fridge

  3. Place your cod down on a clean surface.

  4. In a medium-sized skillet, heat the butter on medium heat.

  5. Place the cod in the heated butter and cook through for about 4 minutes on one side

  6. Flip the cod over and cook for another 4 minutes on the other.

  7. Remove from heat

  8. Place your cod on a buttered toasted brioche bun

  9. Add your Mango Aioli and red cabbage and enjoy!

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