With perhaps the exception of salmon, cod is the nation’s favourite fish and has been a staple ingredient in many households for years, with the much-loved battered variety being particularly popular! Whilst there is no denying that battered cod is extremely delicious, there is no reason why cod can’t also be used to create sophisticated dishes worthy of any fine-dining restaurant or dinner party.
We’ve selected a few of our favourite cod recipes and guarantee that they will taste absolutely sensational when cooked sous vide. For our complete selection of fish and seafood recipes please click here.
SOUS VIDE COD WITH COCO BEANS AND TOMATO CONFIT
This recipe may be challenging but we can promise you that the effort is definitely worth it. Ideal for a dinner party or celebration this elegant dish will wow your diners and leave them asking for more.
The recipe includes a step-by-step instruction video from Great British Chef Daniel Galmiche. The video will walk you through some of the trickier aspects, which means making this stunning cod recipe is not as daunting as you might think!
SOUS VIDE COD CHEEKS WITH SHRIMP BUTTER, RAW SMOKED ASPARAGUS AND A LIME AND FENNEL SEED EMULSION
Cod cheeks have a rich tasting flavour and in this easy sous vide recipe this is intensified with some rich shrimp butter and the use of lime. Served with a beautiful asparagus salad, this lighter dish is easy to make and quick to sous vide.
Cod cheeks work well with strong flavours and our chef suggests adding harissa paste for a spicy taste.
SOUS VIDE COD WITH SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
Do you ever get disappointed when cooking fish that it loses all of the taste and smell of the sea? This fabulous recipe cheers up an everyday cod dish with the zing of a blood orange, making it a meal that is flavoursome and leaves no doubt that it is fresh the ocean. One bite of this will leave you feeling like you’ve had a taste of the exotic.
We should also mention that this recipe is so easy to make and takes just 50 minutes to cook sous vide! Why not make it one night this week?
HOW TO COOK COD SOUS VIDE
If you’re a little nervous about cooking cod using a water bath take a look at this video which shows you just how simple it is! It takes expert skill not to overcook cod when frying it in a pan or baking it in the oven. However, you needn’t worry if you lack the finesse for these methods: you can produce perfects result with ease by cooking cod sous vide. In this method, the fish is cooked at a low and constant temperature, guaranteeing an evenly done result.
You can enhance the flavour of the cod by adding different liquids and seasonings to the vacuum bag. Fish stock and white wine sauce would both work particularly well.
CURED COD COOKED SOUS VIDE
If you’re looking for something a little different or for cod with a new dimension, you have to try it cured. Curing the fish before cooking improves flavour and texture. This helps to elevate the cod into something that will surprise and delight.
For additional flavour you can even smoke the cod prior to cooking, after curing. This recipe will definitely make you fall in love with cod again.