Tuesday, May 6

Baked Cod with Sherry & Butter

This elegant baked fish recipe will turn anyone into an amazing home cook

Baked Cod with Sherry & Butter

This baked cod with sherry and butter is a recipe that is going to prove people wrong. Don't think you like fish? Try baking a fresh, meaty fillet in booze and butter and then think again. Think you're too busy to make dinner tonight? This recipe only requires about sixty seconds of active prep time and less than fifteen minutes in the oven. It takes longer to make a frozen pizza or order delivery. Don't know how to cook? Even the kitchen illiterate can dump three ingredients in a baking dish and put it in the oven. Despite how easy this recipe is, though, it's incredibly delicious. The sherry and butter absorb into the fish and add a richness to the cod that tastes like it came from a fancy French restaurant. The juices pool around the fish and any other sides you serve with it, flavoring rice or vegetables with a boozy-buttery sauce. Remarkably, my husband claimed it was one of the best things I've made in months... which begs the question, why spend more than fifteen minutes on dinner ever again?

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Baked Cod with Sherry and Butter:
  • Preheat the oven to 400F and grease the inside of a small baking dish with butter.
  • Season 2 fillets of boneless, skinless cod* generously with salt and pepper and place in the baking dish.
  • Spoon 2 tbsp. of dry sherry over the fish, then dot the top of the cod with 2 tbsp. of diced cold butter.
  • Sprinkle the fish with 1 tbsp. chopped parsley and place in the oven.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish is opaque all the way through and flakes easily.**
  • Divide the fish onto plates and spoon the juices on top.

Serves two
*Or any fresh, firm white fish. Look for fillets that have an even thickness throughout and are about 1" thick. Thinner fillets will cook faster.
**Feel free to insert a fork into the center of the fish to check that it's done.

Baked Cod with Butter and Sherry