Live and Learn plus Honey Glazed Cod with Sliced Apples

by Joanne on September 21, 2011

I said to myself on Sunday “No more fooling around! When the alarm goes off, you get up, get dressed and do the workout as planned.”  I’m only 8 weeks away from my THIRD marathon and it’s time to get serious.  That little bit of self admonition has kept me honest this week.  So far, so good.

One thing I learned about my running ability this summer is that I’m not a fast starter.  All that you read about pacing yourself and going out too fast, paying dearly at the end, rings SO true for me.  But, like most things in life, it was something I had to discover for myself.  Maybe we think that the majority rules don’t apply to us?  Maybe we think we are super human and can accomplish things others can’t.  When we start thinking like that and put it to the test, inevitably, it will bite…bite hard.  Live and learn, move forward and progress.

Let’s try a recipe based on Chef DeCuffa

This recipe was adapted from one of my favorite all time Utica chefs.  Although now, he’s in Syracuse in a well known, everybody’s favorite restaurant called “Joey’s

classic Italian

A recipe adaptation.  Joey DeCuffa, chef. Salmon was used in the Chef’s recipe.


Serves 2

  • 1 lb fresh cod
  • 1 fresh Crispin Apple, leave peel on, wash and slice
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup honey, divided
  • 2 TBS dijon or honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek style yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine oil, rosemary, apples, and 1/2 of the honey.  Cook for about 10 minutes, covered and stirring occasionally.  Turn off heat and allow to sit until fish is cooked.

In a small bowl, combine the mustard, yogurt and remaining honey, pepper and salt.

Spread some of the mixture over the bottom of the baking dish for the cod. Place the cod on top, salt and pepper the fish  *In the words of Paula Deen, “ALWAYS salt and pepper fish Y’all” and cover with the rest of the mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish).  Transfer to serving plates.


Top with apples


and ENJOY!

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  • At 2011.09.21 16:13, zerrin said:

    Never combined any fish with apple, mustard, honey or yogurt! Not a typical Turkish way of cooking. This sounds like a great recipe! Love trying new combinations of ingredients. I must use salmon though, we don’t have cod here. Never heard of it at all! BTW thanks for visiting my blog!

    • At 2011.09.21 17:06, Joanne said:

      It was a new combo for me as well. It worked out great!

      • At 2011.09.22 01:39, Treat and Trick said:

        Totally new to me but looks interesting and superb!

        • At 2012.09.24 19:00, Carla December said:

          This turned out so good. I Drizzled the fillets with honey after baking and topped with a toasted red pepper salsa and kale salad. IT WAS OUTSTANDING. Thank you:)

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