Grilled Cod (Torsk)

    30 minutes

    This technique of cooking cod is Danish. The taste and consistency comes out like lobster. You can even use frozen fillets without defrosting them.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 fillets cod
    • 6 cups water
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 375g butter, melted
    • 1 dash paprika

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat grill. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Place the fish in a large saucepan. Mix together the water, sugar, and salt. Pour the water-mixture over the fish. The water-mixture should fully cover the fish, if it doesn't add more water. Bring the water to a boil over a medium-high heat. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
    3. Remove fillets from water and blot on paper towels to remove excess water. Brush with 6 tablespoons melted butter, and sprinkle with paprika.
    4. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes or until the fillets are golden brown. Serve with the remaining melted butter.

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    Awesome, entire family loved it! The only thing I did different was adding only 1/2 cup splenda instead of 1 cup sugar to the water. Plus - I don't think you need quite as much butter, I only used 3 tbsps while broiling.  -  15 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This tastes just like lobster. My whole family loves this recipe. I've made it at least 4 times, and I've had the best results when the cooked fish has time to chill and dry out in the fridge before broiling. I've used mostly frozen cod from Sam's Club. I'd like to try it with monkfish to see how that tastes.  -  25 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I decided to give this recipe a try in an attempt to serve fish that isn't battered and fried to my family. I followed the recipe exactly and the results were great. I have four kids and they loved this recipe! The 3-year-old had three helpings! I agree with other reviews that it has a lobster-like consistency and flavor. Husband has already requested I make this again and often! Thanks for the great recipe and a nice change of pace from the same old fish.  -  05 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)