Cobia with Lemon,Caper, and Dill sauce

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Cobia with Lemon, Caper, and Dill sauce

This weekend while at my local fish monger, he had a great deal on Cobia. Although I had never had it (or even heard of it), I trusted his advise, and learned a few facts: 
– It’s also known as: Black, Kingfish, Black Salmon, and Lemonfish. 
– It is a firm fish that is is sweet, almost nutty.
– It is sometimes called the pork chop of the sea, since it is great for grilling (although we are pan-searing here. 
This recipe is seared on the stove, finished in the oven, and the sauce serves well with pasta or rice. 
(note: We picked up some lemon pepper fresh pasta from Pasta & Provisions
Fish from Catch On Seafood, Charlotte.

Served here with grilled veggies, ricotta on fresh bread and a sauvignon blanc



1 pounds Cobia filets about 1½” thick, skin removed
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup white wine
1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 
tbsp unsalted butter
tbsp fresh dill, chopped, divided
tbsp capers, drained
tbsp oil


Put wine, garlic, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue cooking until liquid is reduced to about 1/2.

Reduce heat to low and whisk in 1 tablespoon of butter at a time. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp dill and capers. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Dry copia thoroughly and season both sides of the fish with salt, and pepper (to taste). (note: Cobia’s skin is not usually eaten on.) 

Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cobia. Once cobia has formed a nice crust, about 3 minutes, flip and cook for an additional minute, or until other side of the cobia fillet has formed a crust and the fish is opaque throughout. Remove cobia from pan and set aside on a plate.

Plate the fish, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp fresh dill. (If serving with pasta, I recommend tossing the pasta with some of the sauce, and possibly

TA DA! (before added grilled veggies.)


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