Baked Cod coated in a delicious creamy sauce and caviar is our favorite fish recipe on a party feast. Juicy and moist cod fillets drizzled with fresh lemon juice, herbs and a glass of white wine will be ready in just 20 minutes.
We love to eat meat in our family, however, when it comes to fish then it wins my heart. We adore cooking different kinds of fishes, from simple recipes to one of the most complicated. Also, the best moment here is that in our house my husband is the one in charge of filleting fish and preparing it. Fish, especially cod, is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and is great for the heart. We try to bake fish at least once or twice per week. My daughter also adores fish and I try to get her as much as possible.
What I love about cod fillets is the mild, juicy, and delicious flavor it has. It contains very few bones, which is a very positive moment, especially when I know that my daughter eats fish by herself.
Simple and cheap ingredients will make your codfish recipe flavorful, truly delicious and healthy. This tender fillet fish smothered in lemon juice will make your heart melt. I try to make this kind of fish in different ways, but baked cod fillets are one of the most adored and appreciated in my kitchen. Sometimes I fry it to obtain a crispy and flaky fish, but usually, or more often, I bake it. I like that it is a low-fat dish, easy to eat in the evenings, healthy, and yummy. Any fish will not be completed with an ultimate white sauce. You can skip it, but trust me that the sauce here has the main role. It is one of my favorite sauces, I try to make it to some of my filet mignons as it perfectly completes the taste and aromas. For this time, I added some red caviar instead of capers, because I wanted it to be more special and more delicious.
This great and best cod fillet recipe can be a delicious side dish to some garnitures, or simply served with a creamy sauce as I have prepared for today. This is an easy and quick recipe to make it in just minutes.
How to cook codfish?
First of all, I have to mention that I have used a fresh cod fillet. But, you can easily use a frozen one (just take it from your freezer, leave at room temperature until it defrosts) and then use it. As my husband makes the fish, he adores to marinade it for 30 minutes. He uses herbs such as cayenne, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and some fresh dill. He leaves the fish to infuse all these aromas for about 30 minutes. Then he places them to the baking pan and bake about 15-20 minutes, it depends on the size of the fish. When it gets a crispy skin and a nice golden color, then the fish is ready to be served. Squeeze some lemon juice over the fish and serve it with the best ever white creamy sauce. So simple, so quick, but one of the most appreciated fish with a great taste.
How to make the creamy white sauce?
Take a saucepan, not a big one, but a regular size and melt 100 gr of butter. Add 1 pack of sour cream ( 200gr) and stir about 5-7 minutes until it thickens. Optional, I added 50 g of blue cheese for a thicker consistency, and for a more pronounced taste. For note: I add a shot of whiskey (you can use brandy) to make the sauce’s aroma and taste be out of this world. Believe me, this shot will change your great and creamy taste to 180 grades. Also, red caviar here adds some acidity and makes this sauce unbelievable. Season with salt and pepper and your sauce is ready in less than 10 minutes. It’s worth any word and any time. It is a very universal sauce, one of the best that complete any side dishes.
This ultimate creamy sauce, decadently silky and smooth is full of flavor and deep aromas. A must-try!
How long to cook codfish?
Usually, we cook the cod fillet about 15-20 minutes in the oven to obtain a crispy and golden cover. If you want it more dietary, you can bake it 10 minutes, only. But the cover it obtains when it stays longer in the oven is worth it. I simply adore when I have a crispy top and a tender and juicy inside fish meat. The ideal temperature for baking this best fish is 400°F or 200°C.
This versatile and delicious codfish can be prepared in different ways from baking, skillet-frying, to broiling. It is your right to choose the way you like to eat it.
- Fresh or frozen is an option for this great recipe.
- Bake or fry it.
- Replace the red caviar with capers.
- You can bake the fish with or without the skin. This kind of fish is best without.
- You can make the sauce with a low-fat cream, or full-fat one as I have used.
- Gorgonzola, blue cheese, is also optional here. Skip it to make it low in calories.
Give this recipe a try and you will not regret it. Serve this absolutely amazing codfish with the sauce that is toothsome and drizzle some lemon juice over it to lighter the fillet. I hope you will enjoy it, the same as we do.
Baked Cod with Creamy Sauce and Caviar
- baking pan
- 3 fish fillets
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- zest lemon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
For the sauce:
- 3.5 oz butter
- 7 oz sour cream
- 1.7 oz blue cheese
- 1 shot whiskey
- 3.5 oz red caviar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Marinate the fish with herbs and leave it for 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven at 400°F or 200°C.
- Bake the fish for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, the fish is baking, prepare the sauce.
- Take a saucepan and melt 100 gr of butter.
- Add 1 pack of sour cream ( 200gr) and stir about 5-7 minutes until it thickens.
- Add 50 g of blue cheese for a thicker consistency, and for a more pronounced taste.
- Pour a shot of whiskey for a better and the best aroma.
- Add the caviar, season with salt and pepper.
- Pour over the fish and serve immediately.