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pecan-crusted cod with maple cranberry vinaigrette | superman cooks

Pecan-Crusted Cod with Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette

A nice fall idea for the fish lovers. This recipe combines the flavors of fall including pecans and cranberries.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 portions 1x


  • 4-4oz pieces of Cod Filets
  • 1 C pecan pieces
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 oz fresh spinach
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 C maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coarse-ground mustard
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. To make glaze for fish:
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add maple syrup, mustard, red wine vinegar and mix. Slowly drizzle olive oil in while mixing.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste and then add cranberries. Allow to sit at room temperature while preparing fish.
  4. To prepare fish:
  5. Place pecans, bread crumbs, thyme, sesame seeds, parsley and crushed red pepper in a food processor and pulse into a rough chop. Do not pulse to a fine consistency.
  6. Place a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil.
  7. To coat fish:
  8. Crack one egg into a shallow bowl, add 1 tbsp. water and mix
  9. Place flour on a plate and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Place pecan mixture on a plate.
  11. Start by coating fish pieces in flour, then transfer to egg mixture, and then into nut mixture, pressing nut mixture onto fish.
  12. Place in hot skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (depending on thickness).
  13. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  14. Serve by taking a drizzle of olive oil to a sauté pan, then add spinach and mix for 30 seconds. (just enough to wilt the spinach).
  15. Place spinach on bottom of plate, top with two pieces of fish and drizzle 2 tbsp. glaze over top of fish.
  16. Repeat and serve
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: entrée
  • Cuisine: American

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