As is the case with any dish, there are many recipes to cook cod fillets and every recipe demands a certain method. There are four popular cod fillets recipes – pan fried cod fillets, broiled cod fillets, poached cod fillets and baked cod fillets.
What You Will Need
For pan fried cod fillets, you need 1 lb of cod fillets (which would possibly be two pieces), quarter cup milk, half cup cornmeal, one teaspoon each of black pepper and salt, two teaspoons of vegetable oil, half juiced lemon and four sprigs parsley. For broiled cod fillets, you need two teaspoons of butter, one teaspoon each of paprika and dill weed, half juiced lemon, three pieces of lemon wedges and sprigs dill each. You need the same quantity of black pepper and salt as pan fried cod fillets. For poached cod fillets, you need six cups of cold water, quarter cup of dry white wine, three slices of medium shallots and three sliced medium red potatoes, one sliced medium sized carrot, two teaspoons each of kosher salt and medium sized bay leaves, one teaspoon of black peppercorns, four pieces of cod fillets, half slices of medium sized lemon and six chopped parsley sprigs. For baked cod fillets, you need the same amount of cod fillets as with pan fried. You need quarter cup melted butter, two teaspoons of lemon juice, quarter cup flour, half teaspoon salt, one eighth spoon white pepper and paprika, just enough to taste.
Pan Fried Cod Fillets
Wash the cod fillets, rinse them and dry them. Take the milk in a dish or bowl and soak the cod fillets. Let them be for fifteen minutes and then mix the salt, pepper and the cornmeal. Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan and let it get heated up for three minutes. Once the cod fillets have been coated on both sides, place them on the pan and fry for about minutes for each side. Once done, serve them on a platter, drizzle some lemon juice and garnish the dish with some fresh parsley.
Broiled Cod Fillets
Wash, rinse and dry the cod fillets as above and then preheat the broiler. Once the broiler is very well heated, spray the cooking oil. Place the cod fillets on the pan in the broiler and coat them with melted butter. Drizzle some of the lemon juice over both sides of the cod fillets and sprinkle some pepper, paprika and salt. Top the fillets with some dill weed and cook for about five minutes.
Due to the limited scope of the article, only two methods have been explained in detail.