Eating fish on a regular basis is a very healthy practice as it is rich in proteins and nutrients. Let us look at a few recipes on how to make cod fish.
Cod fish is an excellent low-calorie source of protein that has various health benefits. It is full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6, which is known to have blood thinning properties, that is essential for maintaining good heart health. Apart from the health factor, cod fish is delicious and can be prepared easily.
Cod Fish and Herbs
- 2 cod fillets
- 1 teaspoon, basil (finely chopped)
- 1 stem, rosemary (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon, ginger root (grated)
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon, chives
- 1 tablespoon, minced leek (white only)
- 3 celery stalks (chopped)
- 3 teaspoon, soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons, lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Take a small bowl and combine the salt, pepper, lemon juice, rosemary, basil, chives, and soy sauce. Marinate the cod fish with this mix and set it aside for half an hour. In a heavy skillet, dry roast or sauté the onion, leek, celery, garlic and ginger root, for 3-5 minutes. Place cod fillets gently on the skillet kept at a low flame, turning sides gently until it turns brown. Transfer the contents of the skillet onto a flat oven proof dish, cover it and bake it in a preheated oven to 350 ºF until the fish is cooked (approx 25 minutes). Serve hot with rice and lemon wedges.
Fried Cod Fish
- 6 cod fillets
- 1 cup, white wine
- 2 tablespoons, garlic (minced)
- 1 cup, all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons, paprika
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons, ground black pepper
- 2 cups, cooking oil
- Salt, to taste
Wash the cod and pat dry it. Season it with salt and pepper and set it aside. In a bowl, combine flour, minced garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Sift in the beaten egg and mix it well with the dry ingredients. Pour the wine until a thin batter is formed. It should be thin, because the idea here is just to dip the fish in it to get the flavor and not coat it. Heat the oil in a deep heavy skillet, when the oil starts smoking, reduce flame, and drop batter-dipped fillets one at a time. Fry until crisp and golden brown. Place on paper towels, and serve hot with fresh green salad.
Cod Fish Cakes
- 1 pound, cod fillets
- 1 cup, bread crumbs
- 2 medium-sized potatoes
- ½ cup, Parmesan cheese (grated)
- 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
- ¼ cup, fresh parsley (chopped)
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups, cooking oil
Steam the potatoes until tender. Peel and mash them. Steam the fish fillets until it begins to flake. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes and flaked fish along with cheese, parsley, garlic, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and eggs. Take a handful of this mixture and shape it into cakes. Shallow fry them on medium high heat in a heavy skillet. Serve hot with tomato sauce.