Blackened Cod with Avocado Corn Salsa
You don't need a grill to make this easy blackened cod with avocado corn salsa. All you need is a skillet! Did you know you can make this healthy seafood dinner in less than 20 minutes? It's true! Fresh and vibrant and full of flavor. You'll become a seafood lover with this healthy gluten-free dinner recipe that is perfect for weeknight meals or entertaining!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
For the Cod:
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teapsoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
- 4 (6 ounce) cod filets
For the Avocado Corn Salsa:
- 1 cup corn
- 1 avocado diced
- 1 tomato diced
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice from 1 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
In a small bowl, mix together paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, onion powder, and cayenne pepper until combined. Stir in avocado oil or olive oil.
Brush both sides of each cod filet with the oil mixture.
Add cod filets to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cod is cooked through. Cod should reach an internal temperature of 145F and the flesh should be opaque and easily flaked with a fork.
While the cod is cooking, prepare the avocado corn salsa. Add corn, avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and add lime and/or salt as needed.
Top the blackened cod filets with the avocado corn salsa and serve.
Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 1147mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.5mg