Steamed Cod Fillets

Cod is a really healthy and natural part of your diet, ideal for those who want to eat flavourful food while keeping an eye on the nutritional value of their meals, limiting the intake of unnecessary fats and, as just mentioned, without sacrificing any degree of taste. Use frozen cod: even if it is not fresh it is rich in Omega 3, the essential fatty acids for cardiovascular health and for maintaining low cholesterol levels. With its excellent nutritional properties cod is suitable for all ages, especially children and the elderly who should include it in their diet at least once a week, accompanied by steamed vegetables, boiled potatoes and fresh salad. In short, a diet full of flavour and health, the latter a concept that often gets forgotten in favour of time consuming, elaborate and fattier dishes. So, off we go to the kitchen to make your steamed cod fillets: it will become a fixture of your family’s meal time.

Ingredients

  • 490 4 frozen cod fillets
  • oil A little olive oil
  • lemon
  • parsley A handful of parsley
  • salt A pinch of salt
Information
30 minutes Total time
Serves 4 persons
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Preparation

Bring some water to boil in a saucepan, then put a steaming basket with the cod fillets in the saucepan, drizzle with a little oil and lemon juice and sprinkle with a handful of chopped parsley and a pinch of salt. Cover the pan and cook for about 30 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Tips
If after preparing this recipe you have any cod left over, put it in a bowl, add a little water and just enough beer, season with salt and pepper, and make fishballs with your hands - then fry them! Just see how good they are!
Trivia
Did you know that cod is a bit like pig? This is because one should not throw any part of it away. In Norway they even eat the tongue, while in some areas of Africa its head is much sought after! Another curiosity: the name ‘baccalà’ - meaning ‘salt cod’ in Italian - comes from the Flemish "kabeljaw", which means "fish sticks", a reference to the fact that dries salted cod becomes hard.

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