Cod fish recipes include Greek fish recipes that are simple to make, but bursting with flavor.
A Greek fish soup recipe is traditionally made with black raisins.
Did you know that black raisins were actually considered a seasoning in Ancient Greece?
Cod is also used a lot in Greek fish recipes. And you can use salted cod or fresh caught cod.
Just be sure to properly soak your salted cod before using it in your recipes. Because salted cod is already "cooked" from the salt - it's treated a little differently in most recipes.
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onions and saute for a few minutes - stirring constantly.
Then add in your diluted tomato paste - turn up the heat and bring to a boil while stirring.
Then turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes (with lid on).
Next, stir in the raisins and simmer for 3 minutes to sweat raisins (with lid on).
Next, add in 10 ounces of water and turn up the heat and bring to a boil again while stirring.
Turn down the heat again to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes until the raisins plump up (with lid on).
Next, add in the portions of fresh cod on top of sauce (do not crowd fish) and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes with lid on (do not stir).
Oil the bottom of a baking dish and add the fish fillets.
Brush the fillets with tomato sauce and flip fillets over - brush the other side.
Next, layer on a couple of onion slices on top of the fillets. Add the garlic slices.
Then season and layer with the sliced tomatoes.
Sprinkle with parsley and add the rest of the tomato sauce.
Drizzle more olive oil on top and add sliced kalamata olives if you like.
Bake at "fan" 356 degrees F or 331 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes.
If you like, turn up the heat during the last 10 minutes to create a flakier fish texture.
You can use other white-fleshed fish in your Greek fish recipes such as halibut, tilapia, haddock, etc.
Salted cod can stay in your refrigerator almost indefinitely. However, you will need to soak salted cod for 1 to 3 days to remove the salt that was used to preserve this fish.
Before using salted cod in your cod fish recipes, place it in a large bowl in your sink and fill the bowl with cool water (enough to cover the salted cod entirely).
In about 1 hour, dump the water and refill the bowl with more fresh cool water to cover the fish.
Repeat this process for the next 24 hours or longer. Leaving the fish to soak for increasing amounts of time in the cool water.
Be sure to have changed the water at least 4 times in the first 24 hour period.
Besides losing a lot of the salt, the cod will also absorb some water and become rehydrated. And removing any bones left in the fish is much easier once you've completed the soaking process.