In the culinary world, there is no food quite like cod. Whether it’s fried, grilled, or baked, cod is a delicious and nutritious fish that has been enjoyed by many cultures throughout the world for generations. As a journalist, I’m always looking for new ways to cook cod and, as luck would have it, I’ve found the perfect recipe. So, if you’re looking to learn how to cook cod like a pro, this article is just for you.
The first step to learning how to cook cod like a pro is to gather the necessary ingredients. You’ll need:
- 2 lbs. of cod fillets
- ¼ cup of butter
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
- Salt to taste
Preparing the Cod
Once you have all the ingredients, it’s time to prepare the cod. Start by rinsing the cod fillets under cold water. Pat them dry with a paper towel, then season them with salt and pepper. Place the cod fillets in a baking dish, and set aside.
Making the Sauce
Next, you’ll need to make the sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter has melted, add the olive oil, thyme, parsley, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined.
Baking the Cod
Now that the cod fillets are prepared and the sauce is ready, it’s time to bake the cod. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the sauce over the cod fillets, then place the baking dish in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cod is cooked through.
Serving the Cod
Once the cod is done baking, it’s time to serve. You can serve the cod with a side of vegetables or a salad. To give the cod extra flavor, sprinkle it with a bit of fresh parsley or thyme.
Tips for Cooking Cod
Cooking cod can be tricky, so here are a few tips to help you out:
- Make sure the cod is completely thawed before baking.
- The cod should be cooked for no more than 15 minutes.
- For an extra flavor boost, try adding a squeeze of lemon juice to the sauce.
- If the cod is sticking to the baking dish, try lightly greasing the dish before adding the cod.
Cooking cod can be a daunting task, but with a few simple tips and the right ingredients, anyone can cook cod like a pro. So, if you’ve been looking for a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy cod, give this recipe a try. And remember, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!