(That dinner was capped off with my Espresso Ice-Cream Pie.)
This dish really is something special. While the marinade is amazing and definitely adds incredible flavor, I have to tell you that black cod is simply a special fish on its own. It’s mild, delicate, flaky, buttery, and it will melt in your mouth! Just please do not overcook it, or you risk losing those wonderful traits!
The cod is so tender, that is will flake apart. YUM!
Oh, and here are two important fish-purchasing tips for you! First, always buy the freshest fish possible! If you have a specialty fish market near you, that’s probably your best bet. I love Santa Monica Seafood. Secondly, never, ever hesitate to ask the guy or gal behind the fish counter to skin and portion your fish for you. They will almost always comply — and if they don’t, you should find a better place to get your fish!
If you decide to have a bit of a soirée this weekend, you and your guests will flip over this dish (and the ice-cream pie!)
By the way, while I love my dad’s opinion of this dish, he (and my mom) always say what I’ve cooked is the best thing they’ve ever had. (Go figure!)