Storified by ebanreb· Wed, Apr 17 2013 18:57:59
Mainly people from tropical countries use cod as an ingredient in their cooking. The reason could be because the fish can be preserved in a number of ways, besides the basic cooking methods. They can either smoke or dry it to make it last longer. Among the many corners of the world, cod is made into delicacies such as fresh cod, cakes, poached Italian cod and Cape Cod platter.
There are various recommended viable ways to cook cod fish.
First, this is how to cook cod the breaded way. The ingredients include cod fish, milk, purpose flour, salt, granulated garlic, black pepper, dried basil, thyme, dried parsley, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cooking oil. The opening step is to cut the cod fillets to the desired size. Then put the cod in a steep sided bowl and add milk into it. Soak it for about an hour.
While waiting for the cod to be soaked, you need to prepare a dredge. This is done by mixing four cups of purpose flour, a quarter cup each for salt, granulated garlic, dried basil, thyme, dried parsley, black pepper, a tablespoon of cayenne pepper and chili powder. You should make it sufficient to completely cover the fish. Next, remove the cod from the milk but do not dry it. Place the cod on the prepared dredge and coat the cod fish with the seasoned flour. To ensure that the flour sticks, press it gently and place the fish in the dredge for 10 minutes.
Then, pan-fry the cod in light oil for three to four minutes on each side. The cooking time should depend on the thickness of the fish. Remove the fish and place it on a paper towel for oil absorption.
Apart from the methods mentioned above, cod can be served the Spanish way. To perform this you would need six cod fillets, a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of olive oil, a quarter cup of chopped onion, two tablespoons of chopped garlic, a cup of tomato sauce, 15 cherry tomatoes, and half a cup of chopped green olives.
You would also need a quarter cup of marinated Italian vegetable salad, a quarter teaspoon of black pepper, a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper and lastly, a quarter teaspoon of paprika. The initial step is to heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet. Cook the garlic and onion before adding cherry tomatoes and tomato sauce. When the mixture becomes simmering, add the marinated vegetables and green olives. Season them with paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Place the fish into the skillet and cook for another eight minutes. Then transfer them into a bowl and you may serve immediately!