It’s finally winter squash season again!!

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And pomegranate season! And roasting season!!

YES. YES. YES!

And thankfully, it’s always pineapple season. Just making sure we’re clear on that, cause you know my pineapple obsession is REAL. Like I currently have three sitting on my counter and one cut in my fridge. Yes, I will eat them/use them, all before they go bad. <–Truth.

So back to all this winter squash that’s starting to overflow in my grocery store. I am SO into it, and yes, I have at least four acorn squash and four butternut squash sitting in my pantry. Clearly I like to be fully stocked. Just take a look at my pantry (you’ll get chance on Friday). It’s currently filled to capacity.

Actually we just did a huge Costco run and bought WAY too much stuff…for waaay too much money. BUT, my pantry shelves are full and this just makes me happy inside. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yeah, I know, weirdo.

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SIDE NOTE: It was my birthday on Tuesday (I am kind of birthday shy, which is why I did not mention it) and my brother Brendan got me this super cute cowboy hat and a really creepy toy soldier that he snuck onto my desk while I was not looking. It’s staring at me now, and well… it’s just uncomfortable.

Like its eyes, they move… CREEPY.

But the best gift was surely Asher’s. She framed a picture she made that has the words “I Love You” over a photo of her holding out her arms for a hug. If you follow me on Snapchat than you got to see a pic of it. Cutest thing ever!

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So this fish recipe.

My dad says this is his favorite fish recipe to date! WHOA!

And get this, for the longest time he also said that he really dislikes all white fish because it’s boring. He also said that he has never liked a fish cooked in the oven. WHOA! I totally changed his thinking with this recipe, and to say that I am pumped would be and understatement.

It’s kind of an Asian meets fall flavors recipes. I know that sounds a little weird, but it works. The fish is a little spicy and full of a delicious cilantro chile sauce. There is a little ginger, fish sauce, garlic and allspice going on too. YUM.

But the shinning star here is the acorn squash/pineapple. It MAKES the recipe complete. So flipping good. And simple too!

Oh, and did I mention that you only need ONE PAN to make this entire meal?? Yep, just one pan! I know, so awesome. Practically no dishes.

Thank God.

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Oh and to finish, I added some pomegranate arils because well, it just felt so right.

Beyond excited that these autumn beauties are back in season. They are my FAVORITE! Prepare for a pomegranate overload then next few months. YAY!

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Slow Roasted Cod with Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Acorn Squash.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 519 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium acorn squash sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 of a ripe pineapple cored + cubed
  • 6 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems separated, stems finely chopped
  • 1 fresno chile seeded if desired, finely chopped (may use a jalapeno)
  • 2 cloves garlic finely grated
  • ยผ cup sesame or peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce may use soy instead
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • ยผ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1ยฝ pounds skin-on black cod or cod fillet
  • arils from one pomegranate for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little olive oil.
  • To the baking sheet, add the acorn squash and pineapple in an even layer. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the squash + pineapple. Season with salt + pepper. Disperse the butter all over the squash. Place the pan in the oven and roast for 30 minutes or until the squash is soft (the squash will continue to cook later while the fish roasts too). I like to flip the squash and pineapple halfway through cooking.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cilantro, fresno chile, garlic, sesame oil, tomato paste, fish sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, ginger, sambal oelek and allspice in a bowl.
  • When the squash is done roasting, remove it from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  • Make room for the fish on the pan with the squash, placing the fish in the center of the pan. Spoon the cilantro sauce all over the fish and a little on the acorn squash + pineapple too.
  • Place the pan back in the oven and continue roasting for 20-30 minutes or until the fish is fully cooked through.
  • To serve, sprinkle the pomegranate arils over the fish. Enjoy warm!

Notes

*Cod adapted from [Bon Appetit | http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/slow-roasted-black-cod-with-red-chermoula].

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But really, you need to make this slow roasted cod with brown sugar pineapple glazed acorn squash (whew!), it’s going to makeย you SO happy. No really, like it’s going to make you smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a ridiculously good recipe. Served it with white rice. Forgot to add the pomegranate so guess this means I will have to make it again. Yay!

  2. What type of starch do you recommend pairing/service with this recipe? I would love to make this tonight for New Yearโ€™s Eve. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Janell! I would serve with roasted potatoes, creamy polenta, or a simple rice pilaf. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and Happy New Year! xTieghan

  3. You need more stars for this one! Best fish I ever had. Made it with barramundi and added green beans to the pan. Awesome meal.

    1. Hi Rebecca! I would still use a hearty white fish but yes you could! Let us know how it turns out! Enjoy!

  4. Rarely do I feel the urge to comment on a recipe, but this dish is LEGIT. It’s now in my top-five-things-I’ve-ever-made, and will be a standby from here on out.

    The ingredients for the cilantro sauce looked intimidating at first glance, but I found I had all of them on hand (those squeezable herbs…namely cilantro, made this even easier).

    I cook for one (ME!), and this turned out to be perfect for leftovers. On the first night, I did a big batch of the squash and pineapple, and a single cod filet. After that I just kept roasting a new cod filet every night (with extra cilantro sauce I made), and adding my already-roasted veg/fruit to the baking sheet about five minutes before the cod was done. Easy peasy. I finished my third night of this, and I’m sad it’s over.

    Thanks for the recipe! This one is a keeper.

  5. I’ve made this twice now–once with cod and once with salmon. Amazing both times–it’s def a new go-to in my house.

  6. Incredible mood in your pictures! Makes you want to jump right in and eat this dish – I really love your unusual flavour combinations! Pineapple and squash?! I would have never thought of that!

  7. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you didn’t mention your birthday! I hope you had a great day and chocolate cake, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this dish, the flavors are awesome! Can’t wait to take a peek into your pantry, I’m kind of an organizational freak ;).

  8. There’s no better feeling for a food blogger than a fully-stocked pantry!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I feel the struggle of over-spending at the grocery store though girl.

  9. This is a feast for the eyes! I’m just imagining how amazing this must taste! I’m just now realizing I’ve never made fish in the oven before…so now I must try this gorgeous recipe. Love the creativity!
    xx Sydney

  10. Oh my, happy birthday, Tieghan!!!! I am a HUGE birthday person, always trying to remember and recognize other people’s birthdays and hoping people will remember mine. Anyway, I how you had a great day, even if you’re not into a big celebration, and were able to have lots of good food! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Annnndd…I am so *beyond* excited for pomegranate season…YAY!!

  11. I’ve had an acorn squash sitting on my counter for a while that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with… this may have to be it! I’m not sure how easy it is to find cod where I live but I can probably get it frozen. Your photos are so beautiful as usual – love how the pom arils make everything pop!

  12. Happy late Birthday Teaghan ! I love the combination of the different favors and veggies in this recipe.

  13. WHERE are you finding cod?? Our New England cod fisheries are in total collapse and closed. We still can get fresh haddock but it costs a fortune.

  14. This looks incred! I love this combo! Oh, and I totally understand the b-day thing because I feel the same way about birthdays, but happy late birthday anyway Tieghan!

  15. Happy Birthday…late…this dish is beautiful and I just stocked up on acorn squash myself…I love it. Can’t wait to see your pantry.

  16. I don’t like “Acorn Squash” personally but after seeing your this recipe, I think I should need to try to eat Acorn Squash. Really its looks good with ripe pineapple, butter and brown sugar.