First let’s see what we were dealing with. So a generous co-worker of ours bought some Fresh Atlantic Cod he caught on his day off. I like cod as it is a nice fish, light and can be easily flavored. It is also not highly fishy in my opinion. I guess that is because I usually have it salted.
So I was supposed to eat/cook the cod on the day I received it but I had some errands to run so I left it for the following day. That was fine until I started to clean the fish (stray skin). I did not notice at first, but then I saw these little pink/red coils. I took a few out and then realized they were still living-WORMS. Crazy right. They began to uncoil. I became so intent on making sure I got them all, I turned into a detective. I used the end of a sharp knife to fish them out. I even called my boyfriend over to take pics as it skeeved me out to take them. I counted about 12. I luckily filleted further one of the slices. I saw a thick portion and knew that I had to check. As I thought, there was another one. Here is a picture of my Circle of Worms.
Fast forward to the cooking. I filled a wok with water to the 3/4 mark, then added some celery, ginger (powder) and cut ginger, garlic, parsley (fresh), bay leaves, salt, pepper, and coriander (ground). I let it come to a boil and then I steamed the fish on the racks that came with the wok.
In a separate pot, I put chopped ginger (2tbsl), scallions (1tblsp) and garlic (1tblsp). I let it cook in the oil for a few minutes and then added 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon of teriyaki, and then 1tblsp of honey. Oh, almost forgot the tblsp of butter. I let it cook for a little and adjusted the taste with salt & pepper and brown sugar. It was not a sweet sauce but just not a bitter sauce. I then poured the hot sauce on top of the cod. like so—
Here is the complete dinner.
The funny part is that while dissecting as we ate, I saw one tiny piece of red and was turned off. I could not enjoy further although it tasted good and was almost a perfect first try. We ate the hash browns which were good as well–onions cooked into the potatoes. The sprouts could have done with maybe 1-2 minutes more of boiling to be supper soft like. I had cooked them further in the wok (no water) to get some browning and a garlic coating.
So the cod is no more. There are another 2 servings in the freezer, let’s hope for the best next time.
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Ciao and happy fishing!!