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How to cook cod deliciously


Cod - A fairly large marine fish with delicious white layered meat. In Russian restaurant cuisine of the 19th century, fresh cod and some dishes from it were called the Dutch word "labardane". Cod dishes always respected in Europe. Boiled, stewed, salted and even dried, this fish has long been considered the national dish of the Norwegians, Icelanders, French, Portuguese, and Spaniards love it.

Cod contains vitamins and minerals are very important for our body. Cod, for example, contains iodine, which helps metabolism, has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, increasing the body's resistance to colds and infectious diseases.

Cod you can grill, bake, fry (breaded or not), and you can boil and then cook other dishes with it - fish salad or aspic.

How to deliciously fry cod in a pan - photo recipe

In order for the fish to acquire a somewhat unusual aroma and light flavor during cooking, it can be fried in “garlic” oil. For this, the vegetable (of course, peeled and washed) must be cut into rings (slices), and after frying in oil, removed from the pan. Or, as an option, grate, fry, and then, without taking out the remains of garlic, put pieces of fish.


  • Thawed carcass of red cod.
  • Wheat flour - a glass.
  • Salt, garlic, ground pepper - to taste.
  • Vegetable oil - from half a glass.

Cooking time - no more than 30 minutes.

How to fry cod:

1. Rinse the fish carcass, cleaned of all the excess (fins, tail, scales), wipe dry and cut into slices about 3 cm wide.

2. Pour oil on the bottom of the pan (a couple of millimeters high), warm it well, throw the garlic cut into thin slices and fry over moderate heat.

3. In the meantime, garlic shares its aroma and taste with oil, add spices to the flour, roll each fish slice in this mixture and place it directly on the board (or on a plate). If you don’t want to “talk” with flour, pour it with spices in a strong plastic bag, throw pieces of fish in the same place. Tie the end of the bag and shake well several times until the fish is covered with breading.

4. Catch the roasted garlic from the pan and place the prepared pieces of fish in the oil. On moderate heat, fry the cod for 6 minutes on each side, without covering the pan.

5. Turn off the heat and cover the pan for a couple of minutes so that the fish “reaches”. Then carefully transfer the prepared fried cod to the dish and serve.

How to cook cod in the oven

Roasting is one of the best ways to prepare cod, it practically does not require oil or fat, preserves most of the vitamins and minerals.

But here there are secrets - it is important to observe the baking time, so as not to overdry the fish. To keep the dish juicy helps food foil, as well as vegetables - onions and carrots.


  • Fresh-frozen cod - 400 gr. (fillet).
  • Carrots - 1-2 pcs. depending on size.
  • Onions - 1-2 pcs.
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp. l
  • Parsley.
  • Ground hot pepper.
  • Salt.

Cooking Technology:

  1. It is best to take the finished cod filet, if there is a carcass, then first you need to separate the filet from the bone.
  2. Peel the carrots and onions, wash, chop. Just cut the onion with a knife into thin half rings or cubes, and grate the carrots on a coarse grater.
  3. Rinse parsley, shake off excess moisture, chop with a knife.
  4. Put cod fillet on a sheet of foil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. First put onions, top carrots, then parsley. You can add a little more salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the fish with lemon juice. The edges of the foil sheet are connected very tightly so that there are no holes.
  7. Preheat the oven. Bake for half an hour at a temperature of 180 degrees.

When serving, you need to carefully transfer the cod to the serving plates, such a fish goes well to boiled potatoes.

How to make a delicious cod filet

Many housewives face the problem of how to feed household members with fish, since many do not like this product due to the large number of seeds.

The answer is simple - you need to use cod fillet, and if you still have a little “conjure”, you are sure that the household cannot be pulled over the ears, and the fish day will subsequently be perceived only with a bang.


  • Cod fillet - 800 gr.
  • Champignons - 200 gr.
  • Milk - 500 ml.
  • Parsley (greens) - 1 bunch.
  • Onions - 1 pc.
  • Potato starch - 2 tbsp. l
  • Butter - 2 tbsp. l salt.
  • Thyme.
  • Ground black pepper.

Cooking Technology:

  1. Prepare cod fillet - rinse, pat dry with a towel.
  2. Rinse parsley, chop.
  3. Peel mushrooms and onions, rinse.
  4. Cut: mushrooms - into plates, onions - into small cubes.
  5. Melt the butter in a frying pan, in it, pass the onions and mushrooms.
  6. In a baking dish put mushrooms with onions. Distribute the fish fillet on them. Add salt, thyme, pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.
  7. Make the sauce. Put milk on the fire, in a separate cup, dilute the starch in a small amount of cold water. When the milk boils, pour the starch solution into it, stir the sauce until it thickens.
  8. Pour the sauce over the fish and put the pan in the oven for stewing and baking. It will take about 20 minutes.

Some housewives suggest grating a little cheese, sprinkle the baked fish at the very end and wait until a delicious brownish crust appears.

Delicious cod steaks - recipe

A steak is called a thick piece of meat, which is prepared by roasting or baking.

But a large piece of cod, freed from bone, can also be considered a steak, and use the same cooking methods, only it will take much less time. To make the fish more juicy, you can bake it with potatoes.


  • Cod steaks - 05 kg.
  • Potato - 0.5 kg.
  • Red onions - 3 pcs.
  • Pitted olives - 10 pcs.
  • Balsamic vinegar - 1 tbsp. l
  • Olive oil.
  • Lemon - ½ pcs.
  • Basil, thyme, pepper.
  • Salt.

Cooking Technology:

  1. Wash the potatoes with a brush, if the peel is smooth, without flaws, you can not remove the peel.
  2. Cut into slices, cook, but not until fully cooked.
  3. Peel red onion, rinse, cut into half rings.
  4. Send in warmed olive oil, passer.
  5. Sprinkle onion with pepper, pour balsamic vinegar, add sliced ​​olives.
  6. Stir this aromatic mixture with potato wedges.
  7. Pour some oil into the bottom in a heat-resistant form. Put potatoes with onions. Spread cod steaks on top of vegetables. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, basil, thyme again.
  8. Sprinkle everything with lemon juice (just squeezing out of lemon).
  9. Bake for 25 minutes in a well-heated oven.

A real Mediterranean dish requires nothing more, just a glass of dry white wine, and maybe a green salad (leaves) to drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.

How to cook cod in foil

Foil baking is one of the easiest ways to cook meat and vegetables, and fish. Cod baked in this way retains juiciness and has a pleasant golden crust. Vegetables can be added to the fish, in which case the hostess will not have to prepare a side dish.


  • Cod (fillet) - 800 gr.
  • Onions - 2-3 pcs.
  • Carrots - 2 pcs.
  • Mustard.
  • Pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Lemon juice (squeeze out ½ lemon).
  • Butter - 3 tbsp. l
  • Vegetable oil for passivation.
  • Parsley.

Cooking Technology:

  1. Cut the fillet into portions. Rinse, dry with a paper towel.
  2. Lubricate with mustard, salt and sprinkle with pepper. Pour well lemon juice.
  3. Peel, wash, grate carrots. Peel, wash, chop the onion. Rinse parsley, shake, chop with a knife.
  4. Mix vegetables in a pan with vegetable oil, simmer.
  5. Put sautéed vegetables on a foil sheet, prepared pieces of fish on them. Put slices of butter on top.
  6. Cover with foil on all sides.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, open the foil and stand for another 5-10 minutes to brown the fish.

Fresh vegetable salad will be a good side dish, if something more substantial than salad is required, then boiled potatoes will be ideal.

The recipe for delicious and juicy cod cutlets

If the children do not like fish (because of the bones), but they love cutlets, you can offer them very tasty cod cutlets. Such a dish can be supplemented with almost any side dish - boiled buckwheat, rice, potatoes, or can be served with a salad of fresh vegetables.


  • Cod fillet - 1 kg.
  • Onions - 1 pc.
  • Butter - 100 gr.
  • Milk - 100 gr.
  • Garlic –2-3 cloves.
  • Chicken eggs - 2-3 pcs.
  • Baton - 200 gr.
  • Pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Breadcrumbs.

Cooking Technology:

  1. Pass the cod fillet through a meat grinder or chop finely with a knife.
  2. Cut the crust off the loaf, soak in milk, squeeze.
  3. Peel, wash, chop finely or grate the onion.
  4. Combine minced fish, soaked loaf, onion.
  5. Separate the proteins from the yolks, first put the yolks in the minced meat.
  6. Pass the garlic cloves through a press, add to the minced meat.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and spices. To this add butter in a soft state (leave for a while at room temperature).
  8. Beat the whites in a foam with a little salt. Introduce into the minced meat, gently mixing.
  9. Form cutlets. Roll in breadcrumbs.
  10. Fry in vegetable oil.

Transfer to a beautiful dish, serve, generously sprinkled with dill and parsley.

Tips & Tricks

As you can see, cod is good in “all outfits”. When frying, it is important to prevent the fish from becoming too dry.

  • It is good to fry cod and bake with carrots and onions, they will make the dish tender and juicy.
  • Good cod with mushrooms, pre-fried with onions.
  • To get an appetizing look, dishes are offered when baking to sprinkle fish with cheese, which forms a delicious golden crust.

In such a case, it is important to know the traditional recipes of fish dishes and not be afraid of culinary experiments, for example, with seasonings or sauces. And finally, another interesting video recipe.