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Three Easy ways to Cook Cod

Updated on July 12, 2011
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3 Easy ways to cook Cod, or Scrod

Catching fish can be so fun, but having quick and easy ways to prepare them makes it even more fun and interesting.  Cod, can sometimes also be called scrod.  Scrod is a young cod or haddock fish that is split and boned.  It is a staple in many New England and Atlantic Canada fish markets. 

There are so many ways you can prepare fish, but I want to share just 3 of them here.  One pound of cod, can equal 2 or 3 servings, depending on how big one's appetite is. 

Oven Fried Cod

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine

1 cup of your favorite crackers, crushed into cracker crumbs

Sea Salt and cracked pepper.

Lemon slices or wedges

Any mixture of the following herbs, can add a lot of flavor.  Try Tarragon, Thyme, Oregano, Dill, Rosemary, and Marjoram

Directions:

Place your cod on a greased baking sheet or pan.  Next, combine the butter or margarine and the cracker crumbs together.   Sprinkle the crumbs over the fish.  Season to your liking, with salt and pepper and the other herbs. 

Bake at 450 degrees, for about eight to ten minutes or so.  Serve with lemon wedges and garnish with some fresh herbs of your choice. 

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Pan Frying your Cod or Scrod

Ingredients:

Cod filets

1/2 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs.  (If you don' t have any make your own with cracker crumbs, and by adding in italian spices like oregano and basil, and garlic, etc.)

1 tablespoon of margarine

lemon pepper

lemon wedges

Directions:

Coat your cod or scrod with the Italian bread crumbs first.  Then, heat up your margarine in a skillet on medium heat.  You want to cook the fish this way for about five to six minutes.  Season with your lemon pepper.  Turn the cod over, and cook on the other side for about four to five more minutes or so.  Once fish is flaky, it is done.  

Serve with lemon wedges, as the lemon juice adds a lot of flavor.  Garnish with fresh herbs for an extra special touch.


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Microwaving your Cod

With the microwave, you can have your fish so fast, that it will seem like no time has gone by.  As easy as the other two methods are, this one is just amazingly fast. Here is what you do.

Ingredients

Cod filets

1 - 14 ounce can of stewed tomatoes any style.  I like Italian, but any kind will work. 

Sea salt and cracked pepper

Any mixture of Oregano, Rosemary, Marjoram, Thyme, or Tarragon (optional herbs)

1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

Rice, or pasta

Directions:

Place your fish in a microwavable dish.  Top your fish with the stewed tomatoes.  Season them with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you like.  Add Parmesan cheese, and cover.  Microwave on high for seven to eight minutes.  

Serve over rise or Pasta.  Garnish with lemon and or sprigs of your favorite herb.

To all my above recipes, I love to add a dash of cayenne pepper. It gives it a little kick, and a little bit won't overwhelm your meal.  Just use a dash of it.  Enjoy

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Mimz, that is exactly what I said the first time I heard that too! If you think about it, why not though right? Its quick and efficient, and you just need to be careful to not overcook it. Thanks for your comment.

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      mimz 

      7 years ago

      Wow had no idea you could cook fish in the microwave, thank you!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thanks Mr. Fisherman!

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      Mr. Fisherman 

      7 years ago

      Great! Thanks for sharing. :)

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      PhoenixV 

      7 years ago from USA

      I love cod

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Phoenix!

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      PhoenixV 

      8 years ago from USA

      Great hub

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