The Foodie Physician: Dining with the Doc: Spiced Cod Sliders with Mango Confetti Slaw and Cilantro Aioli
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Dining with the Doc: Spiced Cod Sliders with Mango Confetti Slaw and Cilantro Aioli


Your whole family will love these sliders that are packed with color, flavor and important nutrients.


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We eat a lot of seafood in my house.  Not only is it nutritious, seafood is quick and easy to cook, which makes it perfect for weeknight meals.  Now that I have a toddler, I appreciate this even more.  On most nights, I turn to family-friendly dishes that I know I can get on the table in a short amount of time.   



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Sometimes you have to get creative when you have a toddler.  Even though I’ve taken care to expose my daughter to a wide variety of nutritious foods from an early age, she still has her inevitable “picky eater” days.  When she goes through these phases, I try to introduce her to new foods and flavors by using fun and exciting presentations.  Seafood is extremely versatile and can be cooked in so many different ways.  If you’re worried that your kids won’t eat fish, try introducing it to them by incorporating it into familiar dishes.  Need some ideas?  Make homemade pizza with your kids and let them top it with fresh seafood like shrimp or clams.  Try making nutritious baked fish sticks and serve them with colorful dipping sauces.  Add fresh seafood to your child’s favorite pasta dish.  Fish tacos are always a hit.  How about swapping in fish the next time you make meatballs or burgers?  


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My Spiced Cod Sliders with Mango Confetti Slaw and Cilantro Aioli are colorful, flavorful and sized perfectly for little hands!  I decided to use Alaska cod for this dish.  Commonly used in dishes like fish and chips, cod is a white fish with a firm, flaky texture and mildly sweet flavor.  It’s a versatile fish and adapts to most cooking methods like sautéing, baking, poaching and frying.  Alaska cod is harvested seasonally and flash frozen to maintain the highest quality and taste. 


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I’ve been a fan of Alaska seafood for a long time because of its health benefits, superior flavor and conservation practices.  Did you know that Alaska supplies nearly 60% of the nation’s seafood and about 90% of North America’s salmon?  Alaska seafood is available fresh, frozen and canned so you can enjoy it year round.

Alaska seafood is high in protein, low in saturated fat and low in sodium.  It’s also one of the best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  To read more about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, CLICK HERE.  In addition, it’s full of high quality vitamins, mineral and oils that are essential to good health.    

 
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Alaska’s waters are among the cleanest in the world.  The cold water and natural environment produces seafood with lean flesh, firm texture and superior flavor.  Also, Alaska’s fishing methods are anchored in strict conservation practices as well as the State Constitution.  This helps to ensure that the delicious Alaska seafood you enjoy today will be enjoyed for generations to come.


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Spiced Cod Sliders with Mango Confetti Slaw and Cilantro Aioli
Makes 8 sliders

Ingredients:
Spiced Cod:
1 ½ pounds wild Alaskan cod fillet 
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Mango Confetti Slaw:
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
2 ½ cups shredded red and green cabbage and carrots (can use packaged coleslaw mix)
1 cup diced mango
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Cilantro Aioli:
6 tablespoons plain nonfat or reduced fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise (I use Smart Balance)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
½ teaspoon lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slider rolls


Directions:
To make the Mango Confetti slaw, whisk the lime juice and honey together in a bowl.  Add the vegetables, mango and salt and toss to combine.  

To make the Cilantro Aioli, mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, cilantro and lime juice together in a bowl.  

To make the spiced cod, cut the fish into 8 equal pieces.  Make a spice rub by combining the paprika, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder and salt together in a small bowl.  Sprinkle both sides of the fish with the spice mix, rubbing it in.  Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the cod.  Cook 4 minutes then carefully flip the pieces over and cook another 3-4 minutes or until fish is cooked through.    

To assemble the sliders, place each piece of spiced cod on a slider roll bottom.  Top with a dollop of cilantro aioli and some mango confetti slaw.  Add the roll tops and serve. 

One slider: Calories 216; Fat 5.2g (Sat 0.5g); Protein 14.7g; Carb 24.1g; Fiber 2.1g; Sodium 608mg

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

43 comments :

  1. Slaw on any sandwich [especially sliders] is SOOO good! I think I'll be dreaming about this recipe all day. Cod is such an underused piece of fish. I love it!

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    1. Cod really is underused but it's so good! Thanks so much Katie and I'm totally with you about slaw on sammies :)

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  2. The Cod looks fantastic! One type of fish I don't eat enough of!

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  3. YUM! I love all of the colors! I'm a huge fish fan too but my husband doesn't feel the same way. I bet he'd eat these though :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Maybe these will convert your husband, don't you just love seafood?

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  4. Every component of this dish looks delicious on it's own, so I can only imagine how good this is when joined together! My kids really like fish, so I'll have to try this with them. Another fun way for kids to eat fish is in tacos!

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    1. Fish tacos are awesome, that's such a great suggestion...I'm going to edit my post :) Thanks so much Jessica!

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  5. When I looked at that picture of the cod in that pan (3rd from top), I had instant activation of those salivary glands in the back of my mouth! This seasoned cod looks so good! And paired with the Mango Confetti Slaw and Cilantro Aioli - each bite must have been heaven! I wanna trade places with your toddler!

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    1. I'm so excited to have triggered such a response! And I want to trade places with your daughter, so things might get complicated :)

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  6. The colors alone makes this look delicious, not to mention all the healthy ingredients! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe soon! Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much Melanie, I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  7. This looks super delicious! I wish I was having it for dinner tonight!

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    1. I have leftovers waiting for you :) Thanks Trish!

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  8. These sliders look so delicious and of course - healthy! Pinned for later!

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  9. My friend and I are definitely gonna have to make this sometime when I move in with her in July!!! *-* These look super-amazing!

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    1. I can't wait to hear more about the move! Thanks so much Farrah!

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  10. This isn't food, Sonali. This is edible art. Edible art which I request my first meal to be in NYC ;)

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    1. Oh no, I can't believe I have to break it to you that I'm no longer in NYC! I've been in Fort Lauderdale, FL for 2+ years. But how about we make this your first meal down here :)

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  11. Gorgeous! Can't wait for summer because I am definitely making this. Pinning now :)

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  12. Love these! I'm always looking for different ways to cook fish and I just so happen to have cod in my freezer!

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    1. That's perfect! I hope you enjoy them and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Now I know what I'm doing with that cod in my freezer!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I love all the colors from the slaw. I will have to try this, we eat cod quite often over here!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I was so happy with how these came out. I hope you enjoy them :)

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  15. Yum! I feel like we don't eat enough seafood, but this should help motivate us!

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    1. I hope it does! As always, thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Oh that spice, that fish, that color! You did good! did you save me some? On my way! hehe

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    1. Coming from a fish goddess like you, this means so much! We ate them all up, but I'll have a fresh batch waiting for you :)

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  17. This recipe almost looks to pretty to eat! ALMOST! I mean, let's be honest, there is no way I could resist eating these nutritious sliders! Great recipe, Sonali!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I know what you mean, it was hard not eating them all up before taking these photos :)

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  18. This looks so fun! The colors are gorgeous!! We love seafood too so I'll have to give this recipe a try (maybe minus the bun) :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsay! You definitely don't need the bun :)

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  19. These sliders look amazing! When I think of sliders I always think of beef I love the idea of making fish sliders. Can't wait to make this one!

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  20. oh my gawd, these are gorgeous!!!! LOVE!

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