This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This fresh and delicious pan-seared Alaska cod rice bowl with cilantro-mint dressing will leave you wanting for more. The simplicity of this dish will truly bowl you over!
If you didn’t already know, meals in bowls have been trending for quite some time now. And, I mean, why wouldn’t they?
They are easy to make, look pretty and are so versatile! This Rice bowl has fresh and delicious pan-seared Alaska cod, sliced avocado, some sauteed purple cabbage and is then drizzled with some fresh and zesty cilantro mint dressing.
Seriously you have got to try this out. And if you have fussy eaters or non-seafood lovers in your home, I’m pretty sure they’ll devour this dish!
Getting my food from Sustainable sources is very important for me. Since Seafood from Alaska is always sustainable and wild, I can be assured that I’m feeding my family that comes from a sustainable source.
Plus, the fact that each season, Alaska only harvests as much fish as the environment can handle, allows the marine ecosystem and seafood species to continue to replenish year after year.
Some Key Facts about Sustainable Alaska Seafood.
Alaska is the only state with sustainability written into its constitution.
Alaska seafood is harvested seasonally by proud fishermen whose families have been doing commercial fishing for generations.
Seafood from Alaska is an ideal protein choice. It is naturally loaded with minerals, vitamins and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Making conscious decisions while buying and eating food is really important as I feel simple efforts on our part can help the environment as a whole.
To ensure you’re eating sustainable seafood, ask for Alaska at the seafood counter or at your local restaurants. You can also look for “Alaska” on frozen and canned seafood packaging before making a purchase.
The cilantro mint dressing is completely optional. It was something that I thought of making at the very last minute. And I honestly feel that it made the dish even more flavorful.
So go ahead and drizzle it with some of that delicious and fresh dressing and you have a winning meal ready within half an hour! Seriously guys, look at how fresh and colorful it makes everything look!
- Alaska cod - 1 lb.
- Cooked Rice - 2 cups
- Avocado - 1/2 sliced
- Purple cabbage - thinly sliced - about 2 cups
- All purpose Flour - 4-5 tbsp
- Paprika - 2 tbsp
- Cumin - 1 tsp
- Garlic Powder - 1 tbsp
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Cilantro - roughly chopped 2 cups
- Mint leaves - 8-10
- Lime juice - 1 tbsp
- Garlic cloves - 2
- Yogurt (Plain or Greek) - 1/2 cup
- Make a dry rub mix of all purpose flour, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cut the Alaska cod into about 1 inch pieces and properly coat all the pieces with this dry mix.
- Take some oil in a pan. (preferably, use a non stick pan so the cod won't stick to the bottom)
- On a med-high heat, sear the cod for about 5 minutes on each side till the cod turns golden brown from the outside or until fish begins to flake easily with a fork.
- Finely chop the cabbage and saute it on the same pan for about 4-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper as it is getting cooked.
- Put cilantro, mint leaves, garlic cloves, lime juice and yogurt in a blender. Blend well till everything is properly combined. Add salt to taste.
- Place the rice in a bowl (you can mix the rice with some chopped cilantro if you'd like)
- Then add Alaska cod pieces, sliced avocado and cabbage. Garnish it with lime if desired and drizzle the cilantro mint dressing on top.
You can adjust the consistency of the Cilantro Mint dressing by adding a little water if desired.
I hope you give this recipe a try! And the next time you buy seafood, whether it’s cod, salmon, halibut or pollock, don’t forget to check whether it’s from Alaska so that you know you’re getting it from a sustainable source.
If you want more such delicious recipe inspirations, check out Alaska Seafood Recipes here.
You can learn more about Alaska Seafood sustainability here.
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