Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grilling Cod

Am i mad you say?
Yes, very definitely!
I wanted to grill some nice cod fillets i purchased recently, but cod is not a fatty fish, what to do?
Initially i thought of a mixture of bacon and chicken fat i had in the refrigerator from previous dinners (i save this stuff you know), but i saw some lower sodium bacon i purchased by mistake one day (my sight causes problems, okay?).
And so i looked at this cod and it was irregular, this will not grill well no matter what i do, so i trimmed it and diced the pieces and put it in some jasmine rice i was cooking.
Jasmine rice i love - using a bit of sesame oil and cumin seed, roasting the rice kernels first, before adding water and green spices (usually parsley and chives).  Adding the cod pieces when i added the water was perfect.
The fire was my first fire of the year, so i had to set it twice - once to clean out the winter and the next to cook.
The Cod was spectacular!
Cod on a Grill

·       1 package of bacon
·       2 pieces of Cod, trimmed and halved
·       1/2 teaspoon salt
·       1/2 teaspoon ginger
·       juice of 1 lemon

Mix the salt, ginger and lemon juice together and slather the Cob pieces
wrap the cod completely in bacon
Grill the Cod on a coal fire (no flame) flipping the pieces every 5 minutes
allow the bacon to cook to a soft doneness, it should not crisp
some of the bacon will burn slightly when there is flame,
shut the grill top to insure  it is only slightly
place the cod in a pan and shut the grill top, keeping the temperature under 300 F for 30 minutes.
Remove and serve