Cods are best cooked in the most simplest form. Pan seared or steamed would bring out their natural sweetness and their mild flavor made them popular among fish lover. I would normally pan seared them with garlic or stinking rose flavored oil. Needless to say, it taste good but every bite is a bite into a piece of gold for this piece of cod cost me RM20.40 . In the United Kingdom, they are commonly use for fish and chips and you can guess how much Joanna has taken since she arrived in UK . It is cheap over there so she can indulge in them daily :p This is Josh's favourite...mine too ! Why is garlic called ' stinking rose " ?
Garlic is known universally as the stinking rose, the term reportedly going back to Greek and Roman times. But why? The "stinking" part is obvious, but why "rose"? Garlic is an allium which is part of the Liliaceae family. Garlic is closer to a lily than a rose. One possibility is that if looked at from underneath a bulb of garlic does slightly resemble a white rose with the large ends of the cloves forming the petals. Whatever , I love garlic the stinking rose in all my cooking.
I once ate this dish in a restaurant and I love the garlic flavored oil on the cod. It tasted so good that since then , I pan seared it and like I said before, I will try to get the taste out by using the sensory taste organ of mine to find out for me how it was done...lol! and I came to this conclusion that deep fried the stinking rose in oil till golden brown. By now the fragrance of the stinking rose would have infused into the oil. Dish up the crispy golden stinking rose and leave it aside while the cod steak is being pan seared with the stinking rose infused oil. It takes about 5 minutes on each side. When the cod is cooked on both sides, dish it on a serving plate. On medium low heat, pour the light soy sauce on the remaining hot oil and let is sizzles for 5 seconds, off the fire and pour the fragrant sauce over the pan seared cod. Top it with the crispy golden sitnking rose and serve the dish with hot steaming rice. If you love stinking rose and cod fish , you will definitely love eating it this way...lovely dish and Josh love this ! Because it is so expensive over here, we only indulge in this once in a blue moon LOL !
cooking time for pan seared cod fish is 5 -6 minutes on each side
loves the texture of this fish....mmmmm wish we can indulge in
this fish more often....RM90 per kilo is like eating gold wafer :p
cod fish is rich in Vit A, D & E and omega 3 - fatty oil and
when cooked Cod meat is moist and flaky
Love the mild flavor and moist flaky texture.
Enjoy and have a great Monday :)
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