Have you ever heard of the fish Cobia? It's a favorite of mine when I can find it fresh. Delicious with citrus flavors, I've added a squeeze of blood orange juice and capers to this healthy dinner.
Cobia is a white fish with a flaky texture and is typically low in oil and fat. It's not fishy at all and can be cooked many different ways. It's delicious when paired with fresh fruit salsa but also great with salt and pepper and just a squeeze of lemon.
For this recipe I've created a pan sauce from freshly squeezed blood oranges and tangy capers. While the fish was pan seared cobia is also delicious grilled. And I prefer it grilled but with the temperatures dipping to 10°F it's just not happening. Pan seared it is. Come on spring, where are you?
If you have trouble finding Cobia, this recipe would also be delicious with grouper, mahi-mahi or halibut. Be sure to check out my Baked Halibut with Artichokes and Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce, which is a Pinterest favorite, and also my Grilled Grouper with Lemon & Herbs. Both delicious!
I've been enjoying the sweet oranges and grapefruit that have been available and in season right now. They are the perfect ingredient to sweeten up any fish dish.
What is your favorite fish and are you eating the citrus that is is season right now?
Blood Orange Cobia with Capers
Serves 4. Total time: 30 minutes. Printable recipe
- 1 pound fresh cobia
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 blood orange, sliced into rounds
- 1/3 cup blood orange juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons red wine
- 1/4 cup capers
Season the fresh cobia with kosher salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the fresh cobia to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and sear the fish covered for 2 to 3 minutes each side. Once the fish has browned on both sides, is flaky and cooked through, transfer the fish to a plate and set aside.
Remove the olive oil from the pan. Deglaze the pan with the red wine. Next, add the butter to the pan along with the blood orange juice, blood orange sections, capers and sugar. Allow the sauce to reduce for 3-5 minutes. Pour the sauce and oranges over the fish and serve.