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Pan-Seared and Crusted Ling Cod

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a simple and excellent way to serve ling cod or other bottom fish. It makes a delicious meal served with rice pilaf and Caesar salad."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 373
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 4-ounce fillets)

Directions

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  1. Dissolve 3 tablespoons salt in 8 cups of water in a bowl and brine lingcod at room temperature for 30 minutes. Drain brine and rinse and dry cod; season 1 side with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Cut lemon in half; zest 1 half and cut the other half into wedges.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cod; cook until fillets are golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer fillets into a baking pan; squeeze zested half of lemon over cod.
  6. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, lemon pepper, and lemon zest in a bowl. Top fillets with bread crumb mixture. Cut remaining butter into pieces and dot top of fillets.
  7. Bake fillets in the preheated oven until bread crumb mixture is golden brown and cod flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 373 calories; 19.5 21.8 28.1 92 4153 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I didn't change anything. It was delicious!!

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This was an odd one, I had caught my own lingcod and wanted to try something different with it.. The frypan method with five minutes on each side cooked the cod through. When I tried to switch i...

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This was an odd one, I had caught my own lingcod and wanted to try something different with it.. The frypan method with five minutes on each side cooked the cod through. When I tried to switch i...

I didn't change anything. It was delicious!!

Yummy! I had ling cod bellies and didn't brine it. Was a little stingy on butter, but sauteed the salted fillets in butter in cast iron pan skin side last so the meat side was up on the flip, th...

Easy and delicious!

I skipped frying the cod. I just put it in hot 450F oven. After 10 min I added crumbs and lowered the temperature to 400F. It was done in next 20 min.

I thought this recipe was just okay. Made as written, the ling was cooked almost all the way through by the time i took it out of the pan. The breadcrumb topping was good. I felt it needed more...

I made this last nite. First time using ling cod. Made it just as written. Delicious!

We were gifted fresh ling cod and I used this recipe. Absolutely delicious. Loved the crunchiness and flavor.

I went to a local fresh fish market looking for salmon fillets for a dinner with guests. They were out of salmon but had Ling Cod fillets. I want sure what to do with it so I checked out Allreci...