Seared Cod with Pineapple and Peach Salsa

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1 lb fresh cod
1 Tbsp coconut oil
10oz pineapple tidbits (half of 20oz can)
1 peach, diced
7 oz black bean salsa (about half of 15 oz can)
4 oz whole kernel corn (half of 8 oz can)
½ small red onion (finely diced)
2 Tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp jalapeno, finely diced (or if you’re feeling adventurous, habanero!)

Season both sides of the cod with pepper and salt.
Heat up coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
Sear for about 3 minutes on each side. Once cooked, the fish should easily flake with a fork.
Prepare the salsa: combine pineapple, peach, black beans, corn, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and japaleno (or habanero).
Note about salsa: You can double the salsa portion if you’d like to use the whole can of black beans, corn, and pineapple tidbits. Goes great with tortilla chips!