What is your favorite way to prepare cod? Generally, I like to bake it or steam it.
I love to pan fry my fish but how would the delicateness of the cod hold up to pan frying? The answer is pretty darn well. The benefit of the pan fry is that the spice really adheres to the fish. The higher heat also cooks the fish quickly. I believe the quicker cooking process makes for a flakier fish.
I just searched my own blog to check out all the different methods I have used to used to cook cod. To my surprise, I actually have done more cooking methods than I realized. The first recipe is a LEMON DILL BAKED COD. The second idea which totally is in my wheelhouse is a SMOKED COD. The fascinating thing to me on this last recipe is that I actually smoked the cod indoors. I did not use either of my smokers. The last idea I want to share is more of a different preparation than a cooking method. I loved this recipe for a GLUTEN FREE COD CAKE. I love the flavor of this cod cake. You got to check out this post. I hope you will love it as much as I did.
This Pan Fried Cod could not be easier to prepare. Spice the fish, warm the oil in the pan, drop the fish in. Sounds pretty easy doesn’t it? It is. The only challenge is knowing how long to cook the fish. Have you learned the touch method. All you have to do to determine if a protein is cooked is to press it. If if gives a lot, it is not done. If there is no give, it is overcooked. Practice will teach you the right doneness for your liking.
The spiced cod.
Spiced cod added to skillet.
The Pan Fried Cod Plated.
Pan Fried Cod
A simple, flavorful and alternative way to cook cod. This pan fried cod is sauteed lightly in a skillet and spiced liberally for maximum flavor.
- 6 4 - 5 Ounce Cod fillets
- 1 Tbsp Skordo Gulf Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Skordo Lemon Herb Seasoning
- 2 Tsp Olive Oil
Liberally spice the cod fillets. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add the cod fillets once the oil is simmering. Cook 3 - 4 minutes per side.
Serve and enjoy!