Cod is Britain’s favourite fish and probably the best-known caught in UK waters. Britons consume about
one third of all cod eaten with around 85% of cod caught in Europe being destined for British plates.
The mild-flavoured, succulent, white, flaky fish is most commonly associated in Britain with the classic dish of fish and chips, which is one of the most popular cod fillet recipes, but
Cod has been a firm favourite for hundreds of years in the UK. It was once considered an inferior fish due to the fact that for many years it was plentiful, cheap and very often overcooked.
Where is cod found and how is it fished?
As one of the most popular fish in Europe and North America, cod is commercially important. While there is no fixed season for catching cod, the fish is at its best during its spawning season which is four months long, January to April. The fish can be found in coastal waters in depths of 500 to 600 metres as well as populating the open ocean. As they live in deeper waters, they are often caught by trawling. Trawls, sometimes known as dredges, are nets which can range from being reasonably small for recreational fishing, to huge football pitch sizes for commercial fishing. These nets can be towed at various depths, either being dragged along the ocean
What should raw cod look like before buying?
When buying a
How do you cook cod?
The cod fillet is delicate but is delicious cooked in a number of ways. One of the most popular cod fillet recipes is the traditional battered cod with chips. The loin of the
What accompanies cod well?
To accompany the delicate flavour of the fish, herbs such as dill, parsley and tarragon can work wonderfully well, as well as a squeeze of lemon to bring out the flavours.