The other night I was trying to figure out a good way to use up some frozen cod we had in the freezer. The weather was nice, so grilling was on the forefront of my brain. I wanted something that had a grilled flavor, but still sort of resembled a basic fish fry. I checked the cabinets for some crunchy stuff I could smash up to make a nice coating on the fish. I found almonds, saltines and flax seeds. Perfect!
Here is what I came up with:
Grilled Cod with Almonds
- 4 Tbsp & 1 tsp melted butter
- 4 cod fillets fresh or thawed
- 10 saltines
- 1/2 cup roasted salted almonds
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
Coat the cod with 4 Tbsp melted butter on both sides and place on one sheet of aluminum foil. Place on indirect heat on a low grill for about 10 minutes. While it is cooking, whirl up the saltines, almonds, garlic, flax seeds and parsley in your food processor until the mixture looks like coarse bread crumbs.
Take the fish off the grill (leave on aluminum foil) and place the whole thing on a large plate. Divide the almond mixture in four and top each piece of cod with it. Drizzle the tsp of melted butter over the fish and put the whole thing back on the grill for about 10 more minutes or until the fish is flaky and the topping is slightly browned.
My husband loved it. My daughter liked it with a little lemon on it. I absolutely loved it and really sort of made an ass out of myself declaring my love for it at the dinner table. My family now thinks I'm insane. ...Hope you like it!