Of all the fish main courses, cod in foil is one of the simplest to prepare. Here is the basic recipe and some tasty variations.
We tend to think that fish main courses are too long and complex to prepare. In reality there are some techniques that come to the rescue and that allow you to shorten the time but at the same time get excellent results. Take for example cod in foil: few ingredients, less than half an hour in the oven and that’s it. It is then a light recipe that involves the use of very little oil , therefore ideal if you are on a diet but do not want to give up taste.
Since this is a baked recipe, you will not have to worry about cooking it too much. The foil will do all the work and you just have to wait to enjoy an excellent cod fillet in foil. There are several variations of this recipe: there are those who prepare it with cherry tomatoes, those who also add potatoes and those who still use whole cod. We give you the recipe to prepare it with fresh fillets and cherry tomatoes, but also some tips for the other versions.
How to prepare cod in foil recipe
- First, make sure the cod fillets have no bones by running your finger over the pulp.
- Place 4 sheets of parchment paper in front of you on a cutting board and place a cod fillet on each one.
- Then distribute the halved cherry tomatoes, a pinch of salt, a grind of pepper and dried oregano. Season each with half a tablespoon of oil and close like a candy , securing the ends with string.
- Bake the cod in foil with cherry tomatoes in the oven at 200 ° C for 20 minutes . Remove from the oven and serve directly in the foil.
You can also omit the cherry tomatoes and just flavor the cod with oil, salt and pepper. The result will still be excellent.
Variants of cod in foil
As mentioned, this fish dish can be prepared in different ways. For example, you can make frozen cod in foil , simply letting the fillets defrost and then proceeding as per the recipe, or make the richer cod in foil with potatoes. In this case, cut the potatoes into pieces of one centimeter on each side, blanch them for 5 minutes then add them to the foil, with or without cherry tomatoes, and continue as per the recipe.
The idea of preparing whole cod in foil is also excellent, perfect if you have many guests and you can’t prepare a foil for each of them. In this case, clean the cod by removing the head, entrails and scales. Rinse it and dry it with kitchen paper then place it on a sufficiently large sheet of parchment paper. The seasoning is as desired and you can also decide to add potatoes and cherry tomatoes but in this case the cooking times are longer. It will take 30 minutes at 200 ° C before it is ready.
To prepare the cod in foil in a pan proceed as per the basic recipe for the preparation of the foil. Then place it in a pan, put the lid on and cook for 10 minutes on each side, turning halfway through cooking. The result will still be excellent! Also, if you liked this recipe, try our baked cod too!
Better to consume freshly made cod baked in foil. However, if you have any leftovers, place it in the refrigerator and consume it within a couple of days .
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