As we all know, fish is a healthy source of protein and various beneficial vitamins and minerals. Among fish, cod is one of the most versatile. It can be served raw or cooked in a variety of ways, with different sauces and seasonings.
Although not everyone likes eating cod, it’s gaining popularity in many markets across the globe. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to buy fresh Norwegian cod, store it properly at home and cook it in several delicious ways. Let’s dive right in!
How To Buy Fresh Norwegian Cod?
Buying fresh Norwegian Skreitorsk (cod) is the first step to cooking it. If you want to find the best fish, you must buy cod from a reputable seafood supplier. This ensures that you get your hands on fresh, quality fish.
Visit their website and read customer reviews to see if people are satisfied with what they bought at the store. Make sure that you’re buying from a trusted source before making your purchase. The store should have qualified staff able to answer any questions about the fish that you have in mind.
Tips For Storing And Preserving Cod
Cod is a very perishable fish, which means it should be cooked as soon as possible after purchase. To ensure that cod remains fresh, store the fish in the fridge and cook it within two days of purchase.
It’s important to make sure that the cod is kept cold enough at all times. If you find yourself with an extra piece of cod, store it in a container with plenty of ice water.
How To Cook Fresh Norwegian Cod
Cod is delicious, versatile, and nutritious. But fresh Norwegian cod can be difficult to find. So if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on some, keep them fresh by storing them in the coldest part of your refrigerator until you’re ready to cook them.
Here are a few ways you can cook Norwegian cod: -Bake the whole fish with lemon juice, garlic, and thyme for 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. -Sauté thinly sliced cod in butter or olive oil with chopped onion, green pepper, tomatoes, and salt for 10 minutes over medium heat. -Grill the cod over medium-high heat for about 7 minutes per side.
Cooking methods like baking and grilling work best because they don’t overcook the delicate fish meat. Serve with lemon wedges or tartar sauce on the side so guests can add their tangy flavor if they wish.
Ways To Prepare And Enjoy Fresh Cod
The best way to enjoy fresh cod is to cook it in any of the following ways.
- Grilled or pan seared with a light coating of olive oil and salt and pepper
- Slow cooked for about 20 minutes with some butter, garlic, lemon juice, and thyme
- Seared for about 2 minutes in a pan with some butter, lemon juice, and capers
- Crispy fried with a light coating of flour, spices, and herbs
Keep reading to learn more about how to buy cod fish from your local grocery store.