Makes 2 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Pat fillets dry, and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a cast iron or oven-safe skillet over high heat. Sear cod on one side 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from heat, and pour tequila into the pan. Swirl tequila around the fish, and quickly light liquid with a long match or lighter. Allow to flame 10 seconds.

Step 3

Turn the fillets over, and sprinkle with lime juice and serrano chile. Roast at 425° for 6 to 8 minutes or until flaky and opaque. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with cilantro.

Step 4

Wine note: A lovely, all-purpose wine to pair with this cod recipe is the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc ($18). If you want to expand your vino repertoire, try Drylands Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18), recommended by Michael Flynn, wine director and sommelier for Kinkead's Restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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