Bright sweet juicy oranges - mmmmm...... so good! I just bought these super juicy Valencia oranges and knew instantly that I had to do something special with them. Valencia oranges are also known as summer oranges and you'll find them from March until November so now is the perfect time to start looking for them! They are bright, sweet and juicy and have a thin rind and few seeds. If you can't find Valencias you can use any variety of orange for this recipe. There are many kinds of oranges to choose from, but your market may only stock one or two varieties at a time so use what you can find.
Orange and rosemary pair together beautifully. As soon as you place the rosemary, garlic and orange into the olive oil you will fall in love with the gorgeous sweet and savoury scent. If you aren't eating fish at least once a week you really should introduce white fish into your meal plans. There are so many species of mild white fish that are delicious and will suit even the biggest fusspot in your family. White fish is a great source of protein, is low in fat and supplies a source of essential omega-3 fatty acids. White fish is also high in selenium, B vitamins and iodine, but I won't bore you with all of the finicky health details. All you really need to know is that it's delicious and good for you.
- 4 fillets, such as tilapia, cod, turbot, haddock, pollock or hake
- 1 orange, squeezed and zested
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
1. prepare fish filets or if using frozen filets thaw and pat dry
2. Season both sides of fish filets with salt and pepper
3. Heat the pan on medium heat and add olive oil
4. When the oil has come up in temperature add the rosemary sprigs, and crushed/grated garlic
5. Grate the orange zest into the pan and squeeze the juice of the orange and stir all the ingredients in the pan
6. Place the filets in the pan and cook approximately 5 minutes per side, or until the fish has a beautiful golden colour on the outside. The fish will be ready when the inside becomes opaque and loses it's translucency and the fish flakes easily with a fork. Don't overcook your fish!
Serve with rosemary roasted new potatoes and steamed fresh green beans... or rice and a garden salad.
Have a great day and Love Good Food! ❤️
* there is a lot written about the safety of eating fish. Some farmed, freshwater and ocean fish can contain levels of heavy metals and toxins. Be a savvy shopper and do some research on grocery store fish or purchase your fish from a fish market and talk to the fishmonger there about safe fish.
Wife, mother and pilot, with a passion for good food.