Fish recipes: 3 ideas to use cod in the kitchen

Dec 29 2022, 08:28 | by Gambero Rosso
Perfect for a typical fish and chips, cod can be used in many other ways. Here are 3 Italian recipes to try for New Year’s Eve.

Recipes with cod

Cod is a popular choice when it comes to family dinner. A firm, white and versatile fish that can be prepared by frying, grilling, steaming, baking or broiling. Usually sold in fillets, cod can be a good solution for New Year’s Eve dinner. Here are three traditional Italian recipes to try.

Roman-style cod

Ingredients

700 g cod

300 g chopped tomatoes

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

30 g raisins

30 g pine nuts

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Clean the cod and cut it into small pieces. Chop the onion and the garlic cloves. Heat some oil in a pan with the garlic and add the cod. Cook for a few minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, the raisins and the pine nuts. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Let it cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve it hot with some polenta on the side.

 

Venetian-style cod

Ingredients

1 kg cod

300 g extra virging olive oil

2 garlic cloves

Salt

Polenta

Infuse the chopped garlic cloves in a glass with the olive oil and let it rest for a day. Steam the cod for 15 minutes, then let it cool. Chop the cod, place it in a pan over a low heat and whisk the fish while adding the olive oil: the cod needs to get a soft and creamy consistency. Add a few spoonfuls of cooking water and keep whisking. Serve the cod with some grilled polenta.

 

Pan-fried cod

Ingredients

500 g cod

150 g flour

1 glass of milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon of baking powder

Parsely

½ garlic clove

Black pepper

Olive oil

Clean and crumble the fish (you don’t need to blend it). Put together in a bowl the flour, the baking powder and then milk, then mix carefully. Add the egg to the mixture, plus a tablespoon of parsely and the garlic clove. Put the fish in the mixture, then heat some olive oil in a pan. Fry the cod and serve it piping hot.

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