I made some dukkah a while ago and I have been wanting to try making a dukkah crusted meat dish with it. I was thinking that I could use fish or chicken or lamb. In the end I found some nice looking cod and went with that. I was going to just do the simple cod with dukkah crust but I found some pomegranate molasses when grocery shopping. I had been looking for the pomegranate molasses for a while and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I decided to marinate the cod in the pomegranate molasses along with some lemon juice and honey. The dukkah crusted pomegranate marinated cod turned out pretty good. The dukkah fried up nice and golden brown and added a really nice crispy and crunchy texture. The flavours of the pomegranate marinade came through and went well with the flavours of the dukkah. I would imagine that serving the fish with just one of the dukkah crust or the pomegranate marinade would be good but they went well together. Some of the dukkah crust came off when frying so I sprinkled the fish with some more before serving. I served the dukkah crusted cod with a simple and fresh tabbouleh .
Dukkah Crusted Pomegranate Marinated Cod
- 1 cod fillet
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons dukkah
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Marinate the cod in the pomegranate molasses, honey, lemon, salt and pepper for 20-60 minutes.
- Shake the excess marinade off of the cod.
- Press the dukkuh onto both sides of the cod.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the cod and fry until cooked and golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
I should not look at your blog when I’m at work and have forgotten to bring dinner. (Though I did make some nutella bread that is rapidly being orked by the cow-orkers.)
Looks delicious! Now I know what to do with the pomegranate molasses I bought!
Delicious! I always wish I could come over for dinner!
I’ve never heard of dukkah, but now that I know what it is, this looks even better! I’m about to try a pomegranate dish as well and I love the combination with nuts (dukkah). I was planning on a pomegranate chicken stew but you may have altered my plans sir.
– The Peanut Butter Boy
Gretchen Noelle says
That looks just delicious! I hope you have your tabbouleh salad somewhere on your blog. That really looks delicious!
Laurie Constantino says
Oh my, Kevin, everything about this dish looks absolutely delicious. You’ve outdone yourself with this one.
White On Rice Couple says
This dukkah dish looks fabulous and I’ve been wanting to make this for quite sometime now. I especially like your addition of pomegranate molasses, another something I’ve been wanting to work with.
I need to try cook with all of these now…what am I waiting for?!
In which aisle did you find the pomegranate molasses? I’ve been looking for that stuff – saw a recipe in a magazine that I’ve been wanting to try! -Marichelle
Peter M says
The Dukkah crust on the cod looks good & crunchy. I’m glad you found pomegranate molasses, great for dressings.
This looks really good!!! I guess pomegranates makes this dish all the more yummy!
Sounds delicious! I would have never thought to put that combinations together, but it sounds great!
Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says
More dukkah 🙂
Pairing it with fish is a good idea- it doesn’t take long to cook, so you don’t have to worry about the dukkah getting burnt. Looks fab!
I’m hungry just by reading what the cod is “wearing”. Dukkah crust, pomegranate marinade….*drool*
Proud Italian Cook says
I’ll have to search out that pom molasses, I didn’t know it even exisited! You learn something new everyday! Thanks
honestly, kevin, i don’t think you’ve posted a dish that i wouldn’t love to cook or eat myself. not visiting for a few days and i’m faced with bulgogi, banana crepes, dukkah..
Spectacular dish, Kevin! It looks really delicious. I have got to try your dukkah. It looks like it could go with so many things!
I absolutely love using dukkah as a crust! The pomegranate is a great addition, I’ll have to try that.
Mochachocolata Rita says
i love cod and this is a great way to do it…i wish i could give it a try, but i always ended up making something else…anyway you always inpire me 🙂
all i hear about lately is pomegranate this, and pomegranate that–it’s good stuff. i hadn’t heard of pomegranate molasses until now, and i want some immediately! another thing i want immediately: your tabbouleh.
Looks fantastic! I love looking at your site you have so many lovely looking dishes.
I don’t think I can get pomegranate molasses here, just finding normal molasses is difficult enough, but the fish looks lovely.
That looks sooo good Kevin! I wonder if you’d like egging it before adding the dukkah to prevent fallout 🙂
Mike of Mike's Table says
That sounds like a fantastic dinner and a terrific mix of flavors. I’ve never run across pom molasses, but I’d be all over this if I did. The dukkah, aside from being fun to say out loud, also sounds like it would really make this fantastic. Very nice meal!
noble pig says
Wow, that is beautiful. The crust looks very tasty and inviting.
Christie @ fig&cherry says
Absolutely stunning. I’m in awe!
That pomegranate marinade sounds amazing!
What a great way to use pomegranate molasses Kevin. This dish looks absolutely delicious!!
Bellini Valli says
YES is all I have to say about this stunning dish Kevin. My dukkah or za’atar has yet another use:D
Kevin, that looks fabulous! I love cod and I have some pomegranate molasses in the cupboard. Fantastic idea!
Me again – I am making this today!
As I type my Dukkah is made and at the ready – I can not wait to taste it!
Lovely – a healthy serving of fish with a chaser of antioxidants
That looks so good, Kevin! As usual–your stuff always amazes me!
pomegrante is definitely “in” right now – great use of it 🙂
You know Kevin….I checked you out a couple years ago, and have come back every now and then…….
I came back today and noticed your photography has improved immeasurably. Kudos to you….I wanted to find the place where you turned the corner…..I think it begins here…..there was a post a few blogs back that you discovered available light…
Now I see that’s all you use…..
Kudos to you…..
You know, I read your blog for content in the beginning, I liked the concept…now I come not only to read, but to see…thank you for making the view a great one.