Spiced Grapes and Lingcod

Spiced Grapes and Lingcod

A sweet and tender lingcod treat
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood
Keyword: Lingcod
Servings: 4
Author: Chef Christian from The Nest



  • 1 Lb Lingcod Fillet
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Squeeze Lemon

Spiced Grapes

  • 2 Cups Grapes
  • 1 Tsp Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seed
  • 2 Whole Cloves
  • 3 Whole Star Anise
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Knob Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Allspice
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 pints Water
  • 1 pint Sugar
  • 1 Whole Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Fingerling Potatoes

  • 1/2 Cup Diced Prosciutto
  • 12 Whole Blanched Fingerling Potatoes
  • 1 Large Handful Spinach
  • 1 Tbl Roasted Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Butter


Spice Your Grapes

  • Toast off whole spices at medium heat.
  • Heat up up water to dissolve pint of sugar into two (2) pints of water to make simple syrup.
  • Add all spices (coriander, mustard seed, cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, ginger all spice, nutmeg, lemon) into simple syrup and bring up to simmer. Let cool.
  • Once the liquid has cooled completely, add grapes, rice wine vinegar and vanilla extract
  • Brine in the fridge at minimum one day.

Fingerling Potatoes

  • Render fat from diced prosciutto in medium pan. Once rendered, remove the prosciutto and put aside. Add one spoonful oil to rendered fat and heat to smoke point.
  • Sear your blanched & halved potatoes in fat/oil until golden brown
  • Add Prosciutto back into pan along with roasted garlic a pinch of chili flakes and handful of spinach.
  • De-glaze the pan with a splash of vegetable stock
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add Tablespoon butter and mix in until stock evaporates to form a pan sauce.

Cooking Your Lingcod

  • Preheat oven to 380
  • Pat dry and salt your lingcod fillet
  • Bring pan to smoke point and add generous amount of oil.
  • Once Oil reaches smoke point, add fish to pan and Sear for 2-4 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet.
  • Flip fillet and add a couple handfuls spiced grapes to the pan.
  • Toss your pan in the oven to finish (2-4 minutes)
  • Remove from oven, add butter and spash of lemon juice and baste for 1 minute
  • Serve it up!
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