How to Properly Cook Atlantic Cod Fish

Atlantic cod fish can be considered as an excellent source of lean protein. You will not be able to find any saturated fats in Atlantic cod fish like other protein types. Atlantic cod fish is often being used to make deep fried fish and fish and chips. However, it can be healthy when grilled, baked or poached.

According to a survey conducted by the American Heart Association, it has been identified that Atlantic cod fish is one of the 10 most popular fish types that you can find within United States. Atlantic cod fish is rich in omega 3 fatty acids as well. Therefore, people who consume Atlantic cod fish on a regular basis will get the opportunity to stay away from heart diseases.

The good thing about Atlantic cod fish is that it can be cooked in many different ways. Herewith we list some of the most popular methods out of them.

Baked cod with lemon

In order to make baked Atlantic cod fish, you need to preheat your oven for 400 degrees F, take a fillet of cod and rub it on olive oil, lemon zest and minced garlic. Then you can add salt and pepper to increase the taste. Then you need to place the fillet in an oiled baking dish and bake for a period of 15 minutes. You need to take the fillet out of the oven when it looks opaque. Once you take it out, you will be able to serve freshly with sprinkled parsley on top.

baked atlantic cod fish with lemon

Poached cod

To make poached Atlantic cod fish, you need to take a medium sized saucepan and place olive oil on top of it under medium heat. Then you need to add chopped onion and garlic to it while stirring constantly. You need to stir it until the onion becomes softened. It will take about two to three minutes based on the temperature. Then you need to add water and crushed tomatoes into the saucepan. After that, you can season one of the Atlantic cod fish fillets with salt and pepper. You need to add that into the saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes. Then you can serve poached cod fillet with a small amount of poaching liquid.

poached cod

Cooked Atlantic cod fish

Cod fish can be cooked in the traditional way as well. In order to do that, you will need lemon wedges, cod fillets and seasoning. First of all, you need to heat the Atlantic cod fish to a temperature of 450 Fahrenheit. Then you need to drizzle olive oil into the fillets and bake them until they turn into golden brown color. It will take about 10 minutes for the fillets to turn to golden brown color. During the baking process, you can flake it easily with the help of a fork.


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