We got another cod from the CSF today. A beautiful 5 pound one. We decided to broil it.
Here’s the recipe:
Broiled Cod with Butter and Herbs
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme
2 tablespoons fresh chives
6 Tbsp melted butter
1.5 pound fillets of cod
salt & pepper
4 Tbsp bread crumbs
Set the oven rack up to the top. Put in some heavy quarry tiles. Put a heavy skillet or cookie sheet on top of them, then turn on the broiler and get everything warmed up (15 minutes).
Meanwhile, chop up the herbs and toss them together. Pour the melted butter into a pie plate or baking dish that is big enough to hold the biggest piece of fish. Lay the fish in the butter on each side and then place on a board skin side down. Salt & pepper the fish, then sprinkle the herbs on top. Then sprinkle the bread crumbs on top of that. Finally, drizzle the remaining butter over the top.
Once your pan is warm, place the fillets in it. It should make a nice sizzle. Put it back in the oven. The time depends on how thick the fillet is, but the bread crumbs should get nice and crispy.
Just a couple of notes. It’s more important to use fresh herbs than the particular combination I used. The thyme etc just happens to be what I have growing. Use whatever you have on hand or can get fresh at the supermarket. We use quarry tiles in the oven in place of a pizza stone. The point for this recipe is to have something that holds the heat so the bottom of the fish gets a nice sizzle when you put it in the over. A Pizza stone with a cookie tray or a plain old cast iron skillet would work just as well.