How to Cook Cod the Easy Way

by Kathryn Hatter

Steaming cod over vegetables cooks it quickly.

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Items you will need

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 10-inch frying pan (with lid)
  • 1/2 cup fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup asparagus tips
  • 2 scallions (chopped, with greens)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lb. cod fillets
  • Spatula
  • 2 plates

Cod, a light and mild fish found deep in the North Atlantic Ocean, provides a tasty and healthy seafood meal. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods website, cod contains elements that can improve cardiovascular health and reduce the incidence of some cancers. Cod can be an affordable entree, complementing a variety of other side dishes for a satisfying meal. Combine cod with flavorful vegetables to cook cod the easy way. With basic ingredients and simple preparation, cod can be ready in only a few minutes. This recipe serves two.

Step 1

Pour the olive oil into the frying pan. Place the frying pan onto the stove top and set the heat to medium-high. Warm the oil for about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add the peas, asparagus tips and chopped scallions to the oil in the frying pan.

Step 3

Place the cod fillets over the vegetables in the frying pan. Cover the pan.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium and cook the vegetables and cod for about 7 minutes.

Step 5

Lift the lid of the frying pan after the time elapses and check the cod. Insert the tines of a fork into the fillets to see if they flake easily. If the fish flakes easily with the fork, remove the frying pan from the stove top. If the cod does not flake easily, return the lid to the frying pan and cook the ingredients for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the frying pan from the stove top and divide the vegetables and cod between two plates.

Tips

  • Add fluffy rice or a baked potato to each plate for a complete meal.

References

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.