Not Boring Cod
  • Cooking Time: 12 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 12 mins
  • 1.5 lbs of Cod fillet, cut into 4 - 6 pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 5-6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. in a small pot, (or bowl if you nuke it) melt your butter. Add the olive oil and lemon juice when it's melted. Mix well.
  3. use a plate or shallow wide bowl and mix up your flour and all your spices including the salt and pepper
  4. pat your fillets really dry. Then, dip them in the olive oil/butter mix, and dredge them in the flour mix. set aside
  5. Put a couple tablespoons of olive oil in an oven safe pan such as cast iron, and put the heat on medium high.
  6. When the oil is really hot, almost smoking, drop the cod into the pan and sear them on both sides for about a minute and a half. We're not cooking it here, we're crusting it and giving it color.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat. Mix your minced garlic into what's left of the lemmon olive oil
  8. Pour all that over the fillets and slide it into the oven
  9. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes depending on your oven
  10. Remove from oven, and if there's any parsley left, sprinkle it over the cooked fillets
Cod is one of those very mild fish that need some help coaxing the flavors out of it. Using some of these Mediterranean spices brings out the subtle flavors of the cod very nicely.