When it comes to weekend dinners, seafood can be a real polarizing factor — you either love it or love it (Think) You hate her. We think those who aren’t big fans of seafood might hate the taste of high-fat options like anchovies, sardines, or even salmon. If you’re looking to turn someone into a fish lover, it’s best to offer a smaller, milder option like tilapia, halibut, or one of our favorites, cod. Check out our 20 cod recipe ideas—we bet some of them will impress even the most ardent fish-hater.
Admittedly, one of the reasons we love cod is how good it is fried. It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to frying, and one of the best parts is that you don’t even have to spend big bucks on your fish for it to get tasty. It’s great in dishes like fish and chips or fish fingers, which kids and adults alike can enjoy. Try the beer-dipped fish or bruschetta sticks if you don’t believe us – they’re perfect versions of a traditional baby food that everyone will love.
Another place that shines is cod in tacos. The best fish come in a variety of flavors and textures: hot and cold, crunchy and creamy, rich and bright, with just the right amount of heat. With all that said, a simple fish as uneasy as cod is just right. Check out classic fish tacos, grilled cod tacos with chipotle crema, or fried fish tacos for flavor ideas, but really, you can replace the proteins in your fave recipes with cod for big effect.
Cod always makes a great and easy seafood dinner all week long. Its simple preparation pairs well with carbohydrates like mashed potatoes, pasta or rice. Whisk up a quick salsa or sauce to pour over it, and you’re on your way to a delicious meal the whole family can have. Check out miso-butter cod, roasted cod with ginger and plum soy sauce, baked grapefruit and jalapeno cod, or roasted cod with creamy tomato sauce for flavor inspiration, but really, the world is your oyster…er, cod!