Cherry & Balsamic - Topped Alaska Cod

by Nikolai Nikitenko April 28, 2016

Cherry & Balsamic - Topped Alaska Cod

Cherry & balsamic topped cod recipe


Tart cherries and sweet golden raisins top a perfectly steamed cod fillet to tempt your taste buds and tease your nose. Bursting with flavor, this recipe is a surefire way to impress guests and satisfy your family, all with very little effort. We love simple and easy ideas for quick dinners, and this one is a winner on the taste scale and for the health-conscious. Read on to learn how to make cherry & balsamic topped cod and feel like a pro in your kitchen.


 Cherry & Balsamic - Topped Alaska Cod


This recipe serves four people, but it can be doubled without much trouble.


Cooking methods include:

Microwave use, stovetop steaming. This recipe is very simple, so kids might enjoy helping with this, too.



  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 4 Alaska Cod fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cherry & Balsamic - Topped Alaska Cod


Combine dried fruit, onion, and balsamic vinegar in a small microwaveable bowl. Stir gently. Cover and microwave on medium setting for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir in pine nuts; let sit, covered, while fish is cooking.


Fill a 12-inch skillet with water to a depth of 1-inch and bring to a boil. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Cod under cold water; season with salt and pepper, then place fillets in a steamer basket.


Turn off heat. Place steamer basket over skillet; return liquid to a boil. Cover loosely and cook 5 to 7 minutes for frozen cod or 4 to 5 minutes for fresh or thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove fillets from the steamer basket and place on serving plates; top each fillet with balsamic vinegar and fruit mixture.


Cherry & Balsamic - Topped Alaska Cod

Cook's Tip: This recipe works with any dried fruit; use your favorite! Delicious with either a spinach salad or couscous. We suggest also serving with a thick slice of fresh, crusty bread and a balsamic dipping sauce.


Tangy, sweet, and delicious—are you ready?

Now that you know how to cook cherry & balsamic topped cod, it is a great time to check out the prices of Alaska cod for sale in our store. If you have had a chance to try this recipe already, we'd love to hear from you in the comments.


Nikolai Nikitenko
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