22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

Cod fillets are marinated in a blend of yogurt and spices then oven baked. This is a rich Indian delicacy that will definitely win your hearts. Serve with basmati rice biryani (spicy Indian rice) or plain white rice and lemon and lentil soup.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

For marinade:

Directions

  • Mix together in a large bowl the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, tandoori paste, tomato puree, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, egg, cayenne pepper (adjust amount to suit your taste), coriander, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. Place the fish fillets into the marinade and turn to coat each side. Cover bowl with plastic film and refrigerate for an hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Use one teaspoon each of the butter and olive oil to coat a shallow baking dish large enough to accommodate the fish in a single layer.

  • Remove fish from marinade and place in baking dish. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and dot with the remaining butter. Bake in preheated over until golden brown on top, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Place fish on warm serving platter and garnish with cilantro, lemon wedges, and onions.

Editor's Note

Tandoori masala paste can be purchased in any Indian market.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; 10.9 g total fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 729 mg sodium. 11.2 g carbohydrates; 33.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I very much enjoyed this recipe this is a keeper for me. Best cod i have ever had. I could not find ginger paste at any of my local stores so i substituted ground ginger instead but it still was excellent. One note the recipe as written is very spicy. I used less than half of the cayenne pepper called for and it was still very spicy. I enjoyed it but next time i will use even less cayenne pepper for my families sake.
(41)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2010
Flavor of marinade is overwhelming and way too spicy! In all fairness I marinaded it overnight. If the marinade were thinner it wouldn't have coated the fish so thickly and perhaps it would have been more mellow a flavor. I suggested reducing the cayenne pepper to 1/3 of what it says.
(4)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I very much enjoyed this recipe this is a keeper for me. Best cod i have ever had. I could not find ginger paste at any of my local stores so i substituted ground ginger instead but it still was excellent. One note the recipe as written is very spicy. I used less than half of the cayenne pepper called for and it was still very spicy. I enjoyed it but next time i will use even less cayenne pepper for my families sake.
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
I am so glad I found this recipe. As the editor's note suggested I used a jar of ready made masala I already had (you can find it in almost any grocery store.) I always have it on hand and use it for a quick super w/chicken. I never knew how amazing it would be w/ fish! I only used a 1/2 the jar to marinade the fish and followed your baking instructions! Best Cod I've ever hand! And definatly not boring! Served w/ basmati rice it was perfect!
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Oustanding. Like another reviewer I couldn't find ginger paste. Instead I made a paste using crushed ginger and ground garam masala powder. Very flavorful and tasty.
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
I couldn't find the tandoori paste or ginger-garlic paste. I added minced garlic and increased a few of the seasonings. These came out delicious!
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2010
was looking for something to spice up the cod supply i have and this was it. dind't have ginger-garlic paste used equal parts grated fresh ginger and garlic. couldn't find tandoori masala paste used tandoori masala spice mix. ran short on cayenne probably used half and it was plenty spicy and we like our food spicy. i also cooked it in the marinade...wonder what it would be like without it. will make this again for sure! thank you for the great recipe.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
Delicious. I mistakenly used 6 T yogurt but it turned out awesome. I also cut the cayenne to 1 tsp and thought it could have used a little more especially since I was stretching the sauce. Those were the major changes other than ditching the garlic and using some ginger powder. I used my white wine vinegar and 2 T Garam Masala powder.... that's all i had. And...I did not put the oil/butter on top because there was plenty of sauce to cover the fish. It was moist tender and delicious. I hope I didn't change it too much but it turned out great. Thank you for the recipe! (PS 10 minute prep time turned into at 20 mins or more)
(4)
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Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2010
Flavor of marinade is overwhelming and way too spicy! In all fairness I marinaded it overnight. If the marinade were thinner it wouldn't have coated the fish so thickly and perhaps it would have been more mellow a flavor. I suggested reducing the cayenne pepper to 1/3 of what it says.
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2012
We loved this as a concept - it was delicious! I halved the cayenne as suggested by others and I would probably tone down the spices next time but we were amazed at a marinated cod that was yummy without being battered and fried.
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2012
As other reviewers mentioned this recipe comes out REALLY spicy. I followed the advice and used about half the amount of cayenne pepper and still found it quite spicy (and my husband and I are both fans of very hot/spicy foods). I liked the spiciness but it was definitely intense. I'll probably cut the cayenne pepper even more if I make this again. I couldn't find ginger-garlic paste but it was easy to just add some ginger and garlic to the dish. I also couldn't find the tandoori masala paste so I substituted a bit of garam masala instead. No idea if that's even a reasonable substitute but it still tasted good!
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