Monday, January 4, 2016

Cod Baked with Tahini Sauce

This dish is so simple to make but the taste is very Mediterranean and outstanding. Make the tahini sauce first.

Tahini Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 tablespoons water (more or less)
  • sea salt and black pepper
Serves 4.

Crush the garlic clove to a paste with a good pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle. Transfer to a small mixing bowl. Whisk in the tahini and then thin with the lemon juice. Add water until you have a consistency of cream, check the seasoning, add more lemon juice, salt or pepper to taste.

Baked Cod
  • 4 thick cod fillets, skin on, about 8 ounces each
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley, small handful
  • 1 lemon quartered
Serves 4 people.

Place a frying  pan on the stove, medium high heat. Add the olive oil just enough to cover the pan. Season the cod with salt and pepper. Place it carefully in the pan, skin-side up, shaking the pan to prevent it from sticking. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sealed. Carefully turn the fish over with a spatula and continue cooking for 5 to 8 minutes until it's cooked through. It should flake easily, and be white all the way through.  While the fish is still there, pour the tahini sauce into the pan to warm for half a minute. Transfer to warm plates, spooning the sauce over the fish, sprinkle the chopped parsley over the fish and sauce and lemon on the side.

1 comment:

  1. I agree the dish 'Cod Baked with Tahini Sauce' looks very easy and also have available ingredients and I will love to give a try to this dish.

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