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i was feeling like i wanted to cook some Cod and i have no idea how.

Any ideas that are kind of easy. I never really eat fish so im not sure how to cook it.

Thanks, ALM
post #2 of 7
>i was feeling like i wanted to cook some Cod<

Like you do. Hehe!

First choice for a fillet is in beer batter and deep fried. Home made tartare sauce and rocket salad with red onions.

Poach, steam or fry with Caper sauce. Had it once in a restaurant with halibut , but it goes well with a thick cod loin. Just make a veloute with fish stock, reduce, add capers and cream. At least thats the way I interpreted the sauce...Close second choice

Vying for second possition is fish pie. Call me a heathen, but I actually prefer it just made with cod. I put Hard boiled eggs, peas and well fried onions slivers in too.
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post #3 of 7
You're in luck, I just watched a program called Avec Eric with Eric Ripert and he made a really easy cod dish from the Basque region. It's simply seared cod with a pepper sauce.

Sauce: Onions, garlic, thyme, red peppers, sweat them in olive oil, then add some red wine and reduce. Sear a piece of cod seasoned with salt/pepper and thyme. Serve them together.

It looked good, I plan to make it this week.

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post #4 of 7
My favorite cod was prepared by Brits as in Fish and Chips. The cod filet was battered and fried in lard and tasted most superbly.

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post #5 of 7
As mentioned, cod is one of THE best fishes for fish and chips. But it can be quite tasty without going through the batter and deep fry process.

Heat a pan over medium heat, melt a generous knob of butter in it. Rinse and pat dry the cod (how big are the pieces? ) and gently 'poach' the fish in the butter. Chop a scallion or two and throw that in the pan as well. A small splash of white wine is a nice addition as is some lemon juice. Cook a few minutes on one side, carefully flip over, cook a little more on the other, then enjoy. A good side dish is some rice with the cooking butter poured over it, maybe a slice or two of tomato. Simple and easy.

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post #6 of 7
Cod is just so versatile.

I usually poach it and serve it up with butter and lemon or a white sauce with a slice of lemon when I am at home. Do not over poach the fish or it will be dry.

4 cod fillets (1 lb.)
2-3 c. water
Bay leaves (as desired)
Peppercorns (as desired)
1 tsp. salt
Fresh parsley (as desired

Lemon slices (as desired)

This is a great way of cooking fish if you are not wanting too many calories
Can be eaten with just about any vegetable.


Cut fish into 4 serving pieces if necessary. Put all ingredients except fish in skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add fish; simmer gently 4 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes with fork.

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post #7 of 7
Microwave it, covered. Fish fillets are one of the few things, imo, that cook nicely in the microwave. I don't mean passably, I mean nicely. Cook until just done, being careful not to overcook. It's good with just s&p on it, or you can make a sauce to go with it.
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