Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Thai Cod


Thai Cod

I live and love in the land of abundant seafood. Fresh salmon, shrimp, cod, halibut and crab are among my favorites. We dip net salmon in the late summer and are gifted halibut by good friends and buy spot ship on the side of the road, life is good up here. We truly are blessed in the good eating department, if only we grew grain and coffee we'd be set.

I purchased some wild caught Cod fillets at the store the other day, they were on sale local folks! I wanted something light and a change up from our regular dinner options and cod fit the bill. It also gave me a chance to play around with a rub recipe I've been thinking up. That is was local and sustainably harvested was a bonus for me. Here's the wet rub recipe I've been playing with this week, enjoy!

Thai Cod

*needs to rest 4-8 hours or so*

16 ounces Wild Caught Cod fillets
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
2 TBSP chopped basil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 small garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper powder or red pepper flakes
1 slice of lemon

cut the cod fillet into fingers or serving size pieces, set aside
grind the remaining ingredients with a mortar and pestle or a small food processor
when completely mixed squeeze in the lemon juice
rub the spice mixture over the cod pieces to completely cover them
place in a dish or zipper bag to marinate for at least 4 hours but more like 8 is better
to cook, preheat the oven to 400 degrees
place a frying pan bug enough not to crowd the cod over medium high heat
when the pan is hot add the cod and cook for 5 minutes
do not turn the cod rather place it in the oven for 5-8 more minutes to finish cooking
serve hot with appropriate delicious side dishes and a slice of lemon if needed

peace and love--



  1. It looks like a perfect piece of fish! Sadly, I can't plan 4 to 8 hours in advance, so mine might have to marinate overnight.

  2. I think that would work just fine--needs time to soak up the flavor is all! :)


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