This is one of my favorite ways to make cod.  I cut this recipe off of a bag of frozen cod filets that I purchased a few years ago and have made it several times since.  To serve the fish you put a boiled potato down first on the plate and smash it with the bottom of a cup, then place the fish on top and drizzle with the sauce.  You may want to cut back on the amount of mustard if you don’t want it to have such a strong mustard flavor.




1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds

1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

4 Cod Filets – I use frozen ones that have thawed

2 Tablespoons Canola Oil

2 Tablespoons Whole- Grain Mustard (more or less to your liking)

¼ cup of butter (1/2 stick)

2 Tablespoons of water




  1. Crush the coriander and cumin seeds with a mortar and pestle, or use the bottom of a heavy sauce pan to smash them.
  2. Combine the crushed seeds with the salt and pepper in a small bowl
  3. Sprinkle the mixture over the filets – coating both sides
  4. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a non-stick skillet over moderate to high heat.
  5. Sear until undersides are well browned, about two minutes
  6. Turn filets over and repeat the process – cooking two to three minutes more. Set aside and keep warm.
  7. In a small saucepan heat the two tablespoons of water and the mustard mixing well.  Add the butter in small chunks.  Heat until the sauce has a creamy consistency.
  8. Smash one or more small potato on the plate, place fish on top and add the mustard and butter sauce.




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11 years ago

Oooo….that looks so good! My family likes fish, but I don’t think to make it that often. Thanks for the inspiration!