Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
I combined two different recipes and tweaked here and there. I can't remember where they originally came from. The cod will taste just like lobster! It melts in your mouth. This is a family favorite and ask for it every week. This is not a low-calorie dish so beware!!
- 6 cod fish fillets (not necessary to thaw if using frozen)
- 6 cups water
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1⁄2 cup butter, plus
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon finely minced onion (I use flakes if I have to)
- 1⁄3 cup minced crabmeat (I used canned)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon dill weed (barely a smidgen in my book)
- 12 garlic butter flavored Ritz crackers, crushed
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 cup grated parmesan-romano cheese mix
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Dissolve the sugar and salt in the water then pour over the cod fillets in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil (which may take a while if using frozen fillets).
- Boil 4 to 5 minutes.
- Scoop fish out and drain very well, blotting as necessary.
- Place in a baking dish and brush with 6 Tbs of melted butter (must be the real cahoona, not margarine).
- While the fish comes to boiling point I start on the topping.
- Melt the rest of the butter in a saucepan and add the onion, sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the crab, parsley, dill, garlic powder and a touch of salt and pepper.
- Stir for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat and add your crushed crackers.
- I top the buttered fillets with this mixture (you may want to use your hands to pile it high if your fillets are chunky); sprinkle with a little more melted butter and the lemon juice.
- Sprinkle with parmesan to taste.
- Place in oven until topping is slightly brown.
this was delicions. I was only cooking for 2, so i scaled down the ingredends. I followed it to a tee (which I rarley do). This was my first time eating cod (i'm new to fish) & it wasyum yum, tasted very close to lobster. my SO really enjoyed it also. I served with with cheddar bay biscuts & mixed veggies. Will make again!