Photo by Jenn Ocken

Dish: Cocha’s Winter Citrus Grilled Catch

Cocha Restaurant’s fragrant, homey Winter Citrus Grilled Catch features a grilled redfish fillet flanked with seasonal and hyper-local flavors and textures. Grilled redfish, basted with a glaze of local citrus juice, salt, pepper, brown sugar and chili flakes is place on a purée of parsnips, Yukon Gold potatoes and fresh fennel, whose anise notes are further enhanced with a bit of Pernod. The fish is finished with tomatoes confit and grilled citrus segments. Green harissa, made in house with jalapeño, cilantro and parsley, dots the plate. Co-owner and wine expert Saskia Spanhoff recommends pairing this vibrant dish with a clean, crisp white, like a sauvignon blanc or a grüner veltliner. Ask for a window seat and enjoy the new mural across the street recently commissioned by Cocha and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Eat at Cocha
445 North 6th Street

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.