Friday, January 17, 2014

Cod in Pistachio & Za'atar Crumbs

Cod is one of the most versatile fish out there. It's light and neutral so it takes on the flavor of whatever it is that you serve it with.

Sadly, for decades it's been overfished so it's gone from being one of the cheapest fish of all times to relatively expensive. Do try and get line-fished cod instead of the generic overfished crap. It really matter. Its flavor is so delicate and mellow that it will quite literally melt in your mouth.


2 fillets of cod

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup ground pistachio nuts
4 tbsp. fresh bread crumbs
1 tbsp. za'atar
1 tsp. nigella seeds

1/4 cup olive oil


You will need three shallow plates — one with the flour; one with the beaten egg, and one with the mixture of the ground pistachios, bread crumbs, za'atar, nigella seeds and salt combined.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet.

Dredge the cod in the flour, followed by the egg mixture and finally roll in the bread+spice mixture.

Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. This depends on the thickness of the fillet. The CC likes it barely cooked so that the interior is still moist.

Drain on paper towels and serve at once with a tart green salad.


macavity said...

What's the other side dish?

macavity said...

What's the other side dish?

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

Third dish is a simple salad with a tart vinaigrette - your best olive oil, pomegranate vinegar, salt and pepper.

With pomegranate seeds.