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Cod with Bacon Sauce

July 18th, 2012 at 15:48

During the description of this recipe, I will tell you how I screwed it up. I’m not perfect; some of my experiments are failures that range from minor to epic. This one was minor. This cod is not as good as it could be. I’ll tell you what I did wrong, and hopefully give you a couple of ways to avoid my pitfall.

I had a frozen package of cod that was 26 ounces. The recipe I was using as a base to kick this off called for 16-20 ounces. If you just have a pound of cod, fry up 4 strips of bacon to start. If you have more, like I did, fry up 6. Get them nice and crispy, then drain them on paper towels and set them aside.

Here’s where I went wrong. The original recipe said to dredge the cod in flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper. I figured coconut flour would work best in this application. I was totally wrong; it just got soggy. No crisp at all. Thankfully, everything else tastes so good that this wasn’t too big of a deal. So either skip that step completely and just cook the cod in the bacon grease with a tablespoon of ghee added for 2-3 minutes per side, or until it flakes easily with a fork, or dredge in almond flour instead of coconut.

When the fish is done, remove it from the pan and keep it warm. Remove the grease and wipe the pan clean. Return it to the heat and melt four tablespoons of ghee. Thinly slice an entire bunch of green onions, the green and white parts, and cook the white parts in the ghee for two minutes, then add the green parts and cook for another 2-3 minutes. While that’s cooking, crumble the reserved bacon. When the green onions are done, add the crumbled bacon, two tablespoons of lemon juice, and a tablespoon and a half of capers. Whisk it a few times to combine, then serve it on top of the cod.

This was actually really yummy. I just wish I hadn’t used coconut flour.

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