I love cod. I usually buy it fresh and have some wonderful recipes for cooking it. (See here. And here. And here.) But I've also bought a bag of individually wrapped, frozen cod filets and found they cooked up mushy. I cleaned out the freezer the other day and found three of those filets left, so I let them thaw in the refrigerator (which I hoped would help, instead of cooking from frozen like last time).
Then I dried them off with paper towels as best I could (the moisture seemed unending!). Then I used a recipe from Valentina's Kitchen that sounded delicious to me and mentioned that it could be used with frozen fish as well.
The spice mix used to coat the fish had salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika (click above to see the amounts).
I melted the butter in the skillet. I used a little less butter than the recipe called for because in my smaller skillet, it was going to be like deep frying the fish. :)
After two minutes, I flipped the fish. It looked beautiful!
Next I topped the filets with pats of butter and sprinkled with lemon juice, and then let them cook for three more minutes. Is there anything better than food
pan fried sautéed in butter? :)
P.S. Check out those golden, crispy, air-fried tater tots! :)
Have y'all tried working with frozen fish?