Pan-Roasted Cod With Grains of Paradise

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Grains of Paradise were a common spice in Europe before the discovery of black pepper. It's still used in North and Western Africa. The flavor is similar to that of pepper, but it has a slightly more fruity flavor. It pairs very well with white fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.
  2. Place a medium iron skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Season cod on both sides with salt.
  4. When skillet is hot, add peanut oil, then cod.
  5. Saute until crisped and brown.
  6. Then turn, saute for one minute, and transfer to oven to finish cooking, about 2 minutes longer, depending on thickness of fish.
  7. Remove from oven, and place on serving plates.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle grains of paradise on top.
  9. Squeeze a little lemon juice over fish, if desired.