Champagne Kumquat Compote with Seared Cod


If you still have some fizzy bubbly left, here is a great dish for you.   It was one of our 7 fish dishes.  This is great for a first course or as a main course with a salad.  Keeping it healthy for the new year, this is a great recipe to try.  The aroma, earthy and citrus tastes will keep your taste buds interested.  It’s a super easy dish to make and entertain with.  I hope you enjoy.


1 1/2 of Cod Fish

Salt, to taste

1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper corns

1 sprig of Rosemary

1/2 cup of Orange marmalade

1/4 cup of Honey

10 kumquats, cut in half

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 Cup of Champagne

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup of fresh Lemon Juice


In a medium saucepan on medium heat. Pour champagne, marmalade, kumquats, honey, rosemary, peppercorns, pinch of salt and cinnamon stick in pot and stir.  Let this reduce down for about 5 to 8 minutes lower the heat and cook for another 2 minutes. Place to the side.

Season cod with lemon and salt. Then on a skillet pan on medium to high heat add the olive oil.  Then  place the cod on skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on each side.

When finished, layout cod on a dish and pour some of the kumquat compote over the cod. Enjoy



3 Comments Add yours

  1. chefcopeland says:

    looks goods …must try

  2. jodifritch says:

    Reblogged this on Somm of a Fritch and commented:
    FEATURED (RE)BLOGGED POST: If you’ve seen Kumquats at the market or farmers market and have not been quite sure what to do with them, I think this one sounds like a winner. Additionally, what could be better than sipping on Champagne while you are cooking. Cheers!

  3. Vonnie says:

    Didn’t know cod could be seared. Would you sear salmon?
    Stop by:

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