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very easy
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins


small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup
Compliments Red Wine Vinegar
125 mL
1 pkg
frozen Compliments Cod Nuggets
454 g/18 pcs
3 tbsp
canola oil
45 mL
3 cups
thinly sliced white onion
750 mL
red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
cloves garlic, finely grated or chopped
1 tbsp
finely grated fresh ginger
15 mL
2 tbsp
Compliments Dijon Mustard
30 mL
1 tsp
each salt and black pepper
5 mL
1 pkg
Compliments Organic Baby Spinach (4 cups/1 L)
142 g
1/3 cup
coarsely chopped Compliments Cilantro
75 mL


Step 1

Place the sliced red onions in a heatproof bowl or mason jar. Heat the vinegar plus ½ cup (125 mL) water in the microwave or on the stovetop until hot. Pour the hot liquid over the sliced onions to cover completely; set aside to quick-pickle a minimum of 20 min. (Tip: Quick-pickled onions can also be made ahead and stored in their pickling liquid in the fridge up to 2 weeks.)

Step 2

Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; arrange cod nuggets in a single layer. Bake until golden and crisp, turning over halfway through, approx. 18 min.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the sliced white onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and lightly caramelized, about 20 min. Stir in the red and jalapeno peppers; cook until softened, about 5 min. Then stir in the garlic and ginger; cook 2 min. Mix in the mustard, salt, pepper. Finally, stir in the spinach until it is wilted, about 3 min. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice overtop. Turn off the heat; set aside.

Step 4

When the cod nuggets are finished baking, remove from oven, and break each one in half with a spatula or spoon. Add the cod pieces and half the cilantro to the pan mixture; mix well.

Step 5

Serve the bhorta on plates or a platter. Garnish with 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the reserved quick-pickled onions (removed from pickling liquid) and the remaining cilantro. (Note: There will be leftover pickled onions. Store in the fridge in the pickling liquid up to 2 weeks.) Enjoy!


Bhorta is featured as a main dish in this recipe, but it is commonly served as a fiery side dish. If you like it hot, add fresh chilies to taste. Enjoy with rice or flatbreads.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/4 of the recipe)
20 g
Saturated Fat:
1.5 g
39 g
4 g
5 g
25 mg
13 g
1240 mg
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