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Ling Cod Fish n' Chips

Updated on February 14, 2018

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 1 average filet yields four 5 oz pieces

Blue meat?!

Well, Cyan actually. It is always quite a shock the first time one sees one of these prehistoric looking fish. Even more shocking is the appearance of the flesh. Ling cod meat, as well as the inside of the mouth and the belly has a beautiful, brilliant light blue color similar to the sky on a spring day. Interestingly enough the color disappears when cooked(which may may a good thing, some people find it off putting!). Ling cod is caught primarily by hook and line or by spear, so it is not commercially available very often. When it is available it is almost exclusively at local fish markets in the areas they are caught. If you want to try this recipe, unless you have access to such a fish market you will need to catch one or know a fisherman who is willing to part with some of their precious filets. The flavor is similar to rock fish or snapper, but with a firmer texture. The filets also tend to be thicker, due to the fact that a mature ling cod can be as long as 46.5 inches. You can substitute the ling cod with rock fish or snapper, but it is really best with ling cod.


  • 20 oz Ling cod filets
  • 3/4 cup Corn meal
  • 1 1/4 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 pinches White flour
  • 1 cup White flour, (for dusting)
  • 1 cup Rice bran oil
  • 1 pinch Garlic salt
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Soda water, (enough to make batter consistency of pancake batter)


1. Small pan

2. Stainless steel bowl

3. Filet knife

4. Cutting board

5. Paper towels

6. Large plate

A step by step tutorial video I produced for my Youtube Channel

Cooking Instructions

  1. Filet the ling cod, removing any pin bones and skin
  2. Cut filets into 3-5 inch cutlets
  3. Mix bread crumbs, 2 pinches of flour, corn meal, and spices in bowl, add enough soda water to make pancake batter like consistency
  4. Heat rice bran oil in a shallow pan
  5. Dust cutlets in flour, then dip in batter
  6. Carefully place filets in hot oil
  7. Turn as needed, until crispy on both sides
  8. Remove from oil and set on paper towel lined plate
  9. Serve immediately

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