Seafood should be found in our diet at least a couple of days a week, but not everyone can afford red fish, crab or lobster because of their not-so-democratic cost. However, there is a good alternative — affordable and inexpensive cod.
Some representatives of this Pacific species reach a mass of 4–5 kg, and they can be easily found on fish shelves. From a whole fish you can cook a fairly large dish and eat it for a few days.
Almost every restaurant in the menu has one or two cod dishes: baked in an electric oven with cheese and vegetables, steaks with other seafood, in a creamy or mushroom sauce. There is still a lot of variations, and all this can be prepared in amateur conditions.
This fish is quite low-calorie, so great for preparing dietary meals. It is only necessary to choose a large, beautiful and without an unpleasant smell carcass, thoroughly clean, if desired, marinate and bake.
If the cod is not gutted, make an incision in the abdomen and gently remove all entrails with your hand. The head can be cut or left. In any case, it is necessary to remove the gills, as they will give bitterness to the dish, because they serve as a filter, and they all accumulate a lot of nastiness. Clean the scales, wash the seafood well under water several times, put on a towel and leave to dry.
Peel the onions, rinse the lemon and chop the products into large rings. Prepare a heat-resistant dish, lay onions at the bottom, pour lightly with oil. Fish cut into medium transverse pieces, not dividing completely.
Lubricate with oil and stuff the abdominal cavity with a mix of greens. Insert a lemon into the slits and drag it with spices. Put on the onion and cook in the electric oven, preheated to 200 ° C, about 40 minutes.
- Cod — 1 pc .;
- Cream — 150 ml;
- Carrots — 1 pc .;
- Salt, pepper — to taste;
- White onions — 1 pc .;
- Cheese — 200 g;
- Unrefined oil — 1 tbsp. l
Preparation time: 55 minutes.
Caloric content: 95 Kcal / 100 g.
It is better to buy a bigger carcass, the process of cutting will take some time, so it is advisable to do it once. One can generally go an easier way to buy ready-made cod meat.
Cut off the head, cut the peritoneum and remove the giblets. We clean the fillet knife husks, and wash in water. It is recommended to do this three times so that the blood comes out and the fillet is perfectly clean.
We make an incision on the top of the ridge and, holding the tail, turn the fish inside out. So immediately ridge with all the cross bones and get the perfect fillet.
Vegetables are peeled and shred in one size.
Cut the fillet into proportional pieces. We coat the dish with butter, spread the vegetables on the bottom, fish on top, salt and sprinkle with pepper.
Fill all with chilled cream and crush with grated cheese.
Turn on the thermostat at 190 ° C. We cover the dish with foil and press the edges tightly so that air does not flow. Cooking for half an hour.
The ridge, the head and the skin can not be thrown away — they will make a good ear.
A dish cooked according to this simple recipe will be appropriate on the buffet table, and at the usual dinner. It is not heavy on the stomach, does not require mandatory side dishes, and is distinguished by the fact that vegetables are selected according to your taste, that is, you can experiment.
- Cod — 3 pcs .;
- Tomato — 3 pcs .;
- Pepper sweet — 3 pieces;
- Onions — 2 pcs .;
- String beans — 250 g;
- Salt, spices — to taste;
- Sunflower oil — 2 tbsp. l .;
- Homemade mayonnaise — 150 ml.
Cooking time: 90 minutes.
Caloric content: 91 Kcal / 100 g
Prepare the fish: cut off the head, clean the insides, scrape off the scales and cut into large pieces with a sharp thick knife. We spread in a plastic bowl, pour salt and leave to salt for half an hour.
Pepper and my tomatoes and chop thick half rings. Beans are defrosted and remove excess moisture with paper towels. Remove the husks from the bulbs. Includes a thermostat at 185 ° C. Baking sheet with butter. The pieces of fish shift on the sheet is not tight, so that there are gaps. Distribute beans, tomatoes, peppers and shredded onions on top. Coat with a thick layer of homemade mayonnaise and bake for an hour.
The dish is best cooked in the spring, when the first young potato appeared. You can, of course, cook it from the old one, but it won’t turn out so tasty. Cheese is better to use solid and semi-solid varieties, it will melt more evenly.
- Cod or fillet — 1 kg;
- Carrots — 3 pcs .;
- Onions — 2 pcs .;
- Vegetable oil — 3 tbsp. l .;
- Potatoes — 2 kg;
- Cheese — 300 g;
- Mustard — 1 tbsp. l .;
- Mayonnaise — 100 ml;
- Salt — to taste;
- Seasoning for fish — bag;
- Green onions — a bunch.
Preparation time: 2 hours.
Caloric content: 110 Kcal / 100 g.
We clean vegetables. Three carrots, chop the onion into small cubes. Fry vegetables in oil. Pre-prepared and peeled fish cut into pieces of approximately the same size, add some salt and leave to soak.
Mix mustard mayonnaise in a small bowl. It is not necessary to peel the young potatoes, it is good enough to wash and wash them with a clean metal mesh for the dishes. Slightly fry the surface in vegetable oil to brown (about five minutes, not more). Set the thermostat to 200 ° C. Put potatoes, fish, vegetable fry in layers in a deep brazier, coat with mustard-mayonnaise sauce and bake for forty minutes. Extract, crush cheese and green onions, cook another five minutes.
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- Cod — 2 pcs .;
- White wine — 100 ml;
- Sour cream — 200 ml;
- Pork lard — 50 g;
- Salt — to taste;
- Onions — 3 pcs.
Preparation time: 65 minutes.
Caloric content: 98 Kcal / 100 g.
My, gutted and chop fish suitable for feeding pieces. If time is limited, we buy ready-made fillets, defrost them and also chop them. Open the corkscrew white dry wine. The electric oven is heated to 185 ° C.
Put a piece of pork fat on a baking sheet, melt it and top it with large chopped onion rings and fish. Abundantly pritreshivaem salt and pour wine. We bake twenty minutes.
We take out, coat with a thick layer of home-made sour cream and send another ten minutes to catch up.
The composition of the dish on request, you can enter the white mushrooms, they are the same as onions, cut into large plates.
Fans of combining several types of seafood will probably enjoy this recipe. It includes not only cod, but also such delicious, nutritious shrimp. But this is not an ordinary dish, for example, you can please yourself for a holiday.
- Cod fillet — 1.5 kg;
- Shrimp — 450 g;
- Cream — 250 ml;
- Flour — 2 tbsp. l .;
- Butter — 50 g;
- Salt, pepper — to taste;
- Lemon — 0.5 pcs .;
- Onions — 1 head;
- Mustard — 2 tbsp. l
Preparation time: 60 minutes.
Caloric content: 97 Kcal / 100 g
Peel the onions and cut them into smaller pieces. Melt the butter, lay out the onions and fry to translucency, grind the flour right there and inject a chilled cream in a thin stream.
This all needs to be done without interrupting the kneading process. Add mustard. It is better to prepare this sauce with a leaky spoon in order to immediately wipe the lumps that have appeared.
Cut the lemon in half, pierce the holes in the pulp with a fork and squeeze it into the total mass. Put the shrimps in advance and peeled into the sauce and cook for another five minutes.
Put codfish steaks in a small glass roaster, top with creamy-shrimp sauce and bake for half an hour in an electric oven.
- Cod has soft and tender meat, but when baked, it can dry out. To avoid this, it is necessary to marinate it beforehand. It may be mayonnaise, creamy or tomato marinade;
- To neutralize the not very pleasant smell of the fish, it is worth lightly pour it with lemon juice;
- In order for the dish to have a shape and become juicy, buy, if possible, fresh, not frozen tesku;
- When buying fish, preference is given to a whole carcass with the head. There will be more chances to choose a good cod. Her eyes should be transparent and shine, and the gills — monochromatic color;
- It is better to use raw unpeeled shrimps and boil them at home.
Bon appetit and good mood to you!