Saturday, January 29, 2011

Honey-Orange Fish

So, to finish out Rob Week, he gave me this very simple recipe. Well, it was originally even simpler, but I just had to add some orange to the honey. Let me tell you, don't let the simplicity make you think this isn't great. It is surprisingly delicious. Next time, I'll get more fish because all of us wanted more! Rob's recipe called for catfish, but since I couldn't get it wild, I opted for wild flounder. This will work with any mild-flavored whitefish. I served this with braised collard greens with bacon. YUM!

1 pound wild whitefish fillets
2 Tbsp raw honey, liquified
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 1/2 large orange)
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp coconut oil


  1. Place fish in a large glass baking dish.
  2. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine honey and orange juice in a small bowl. Pour over fish.
  4. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Working in batches, place fish in pan. (Reserve marinade.) Cook for about 2-3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Carefully flip the fish and continue cooking until done, about 1-2 more minutes.
  6. Remove and keep warm until all of the fish is done. 
  7. While fish cooks, transfer marinade to a small sauce pan. Bring to a rolling boil and continue boiling for 3 minutes.
  8. To serve, divide fish evenly among plates, drizzle with marinade, and garnish with orange zest. Great served with braised collard greens with bacon.


  1. These were simple and quick to make. With the drippings and bits left in the pan, plus a little of the boiled marinade, I sauteed some kale and it came out fabulous.

    1. Hi, Nicole! Sounds like a great use for the drippings and marinade. I'll have to give that a go next time. Thanks for the nice note!

  2. We did this with cod, served with roasted asparagus, and it was wonderful! The cod fell apart, so I served in on romaine leaves. Thanks for another great one!

    1. Yum! Glad you liked it as much as we did. Thanks for letting me know!