Crispy Cod with Basil Cream Dipping Sauce
Serves: 4
  • Basil Cream Dipping Sauce (recipe courtesy of Darigold FRESH magazine):
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • 4 fresh True or Ling cod fillets, about 6 ounces each
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • ΒΌ cup vegetable oil
  1. For the Basil Cream Dipping Sauce, stir together sour cream, basil, lemon zest and garlic; season with salt and pepper; refrigerate until using.
  2. Stir together cornmeal and flour. Season cod fillets with salt and pepper; dredge in flour and cornmeal mixture, coating both sides.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add cod and cook until halfway done, about 4-5 minutes, then turn and cook just until cooked through (flesh is no longer translucent) about 4-5 minutes longer depending on the thickness of the cod (a good estimate of cooking time for seafood is 10 minutes per inch of thickness when measured at its thickest part when cooked over medium high heat).
  4. Serve with Basil Cream Dipping Sauce.
Recipe by A Year at the Table at