Roni, I bought some frozen cod and attempted to bake it, put Mrs Dash on it..oh my it was horrible...texture was awful and it tasted well tasteless. What can I do with this fish to make it edible? I have another whole bag of it.....help?
A lot of people have trouble cooking fish. It took me awhile to figure out my problem was almost always overcooking. Cod is actually a very light fish with a nice texture, but you're right it can get soggy, gross, even rubbery. You have to cook it correctly.
Traditionally most Fish & Chip dishes are cod. So we know it's good deep fried! Of course that sucks as I try to stay away from deep frying anything at home (although I do enjoy it out now and then) and no one but Emeril and Paula have deep fryers built into their kitchens. ;~P
I do like like mine breaded so I just bake it. Cod would work well as a replacement for the tilapia or Mahi Mahi in these recipes.
Really you can replace any mild white fish in a recipe that sounds good, with cod. So look for tilapia, halibut, orange roughy, or a sole recipe and just use cod instead.
Here are a few that caught my eye throughout the blogosphere that would work with cod (be warned some may not be "GreenLiteBites". 🙂
- Baked Tilapia with Onions, Peppers, Olives, and Feta
- Wasabi-Crusted Cod
- Thai Spiced Cod with a Spicy Tomato Topping and Egg Noodles
- Pan Roasted Tilapia with Grilled Vegetable Relish
Just remember cooking fish takes almost no time at all. Especially if it's going to be close to the heat source, like pan frying or broiling. There is no shame in poking at it. As soon as the edge flakes off you are good to go!
OH! and since yours is frozen. Defrost it! Fish will always cook better defrosted.
I hope that helps a little! Since you have the bag try again and let me know how it comes out.
Does anyone else have any tips for Debbie? Or funny failed fish stories? 🙂